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  • Olivero is my Drug of Choice: Mastering the difference between an “open” E and a “closed̶ 1; E in French can be... 12:10 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I was intrigued by her in Simon Boccanegra, nearly 10 years ago already, in Paris. But haven’t heard her since. 12:10 PM
  • merveilleux: ooohh…. didn’t read far enough down the thread. Sorry for the repeat! 12:08 PM
  • merveilleux: There’s a live recording of AMM as Rusalka from Glyndebourne that’s quite stunning. Brandon Jovanovich as the... 12:08 PM
  • Cicciabella: For Cav/Pag fans: I recommend the ROH double bill via Opera on 3 broadcast, now on BBC iPlayer. I only had time to listen to... 11:53 AM
  • Poison Ivy: I’ve heard Sierra as Gilda and I somehow doubt this. Her voice makes a big impact live and is the real thing. 11:16 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Here’s AMM’s Song to the Moon: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=s7KO WIMqYlo 11:15 AM
  • manou: I find they are more challenged by the pesky “u”. I was very impressed by John Osborn who managed all the treacherous... 10:27 AM

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 RenĂ©e 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!)