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  • RosinaLeckermaul: I was also there last night. O’Hara was indeed superb. I’ve never been a Purcell fan and have sat through... 3:21 PM
  • messa di voce: They used to say there was a whole industry in Hollywood built around films planned for Julia Roberts that she decided not... 3:18 PM
  • FragendeFrau82: So sorry this was two nights only. I was hoping to maybe toss my Otello ticket next Friday when I’m in NYC for... 3:14 PM
  • La Cieca: It was Anna somewhere in the dim mists of the five year plan. Anna’s real cheduled repertoire for the Met in the fall of... 3:13 PM
  • messa di voce: I think it actually went Netrebko to Kovalevskaya (who bombed in the last revival of the old production and hasn’t been... 3:11 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Nope, way back in 2008 they sang La Traviata together at the ROH. httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=mw2z TGV2-AU 3:05 PM
  • decotodd: No, not their first pairing; Netrebko and Kaufmann sang TRAVIATA together a few seasons back. Covent Garden I think. 3:05 PM
  • Satisfied: Also, and someone please correct me if I’m wrong, but this would be the first Kauffman/Netrebko pairing, correct? Which... 2:58 PM

A hymn to heme

That 60 Minutes piece everyone’s been talking about, with Peter Gelb describing opera as “blood sport,” after the jump. Read more »

The revolution will be televised

Ah, finally a light begins to break: “60 Minutes is filming a long-planned segment on the Met, with the new production of Rigoletto providing a through line…. When [Michael] Mayer sprints down the aisles onto the stage to tweak a bit of business, he is trailed not just by a couple of staff directors with notebooks but often by a cameraman or two. A Japanese film crew has also been tailing him for its own documentary.” [New York Times]

More deceit and intrigue from LOC

La Cieca assumes that it was while changing frocks from citron to sage that America’s Multitasker Renée Fleming approved the above-pictured outdoor advertising for LOC’s impending season. Because, after all, what celebrity screams “Lyric Opera of Chicago” more obviously than Vanessa Williams? (Thanks to AC for the photo!)