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  • WeillFan: Five-time Tony Award-winning director/choreogra pher Susan Stroman (“Crazy for You,”... 1:14 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Danke. 12:57 PM
  • messa di voce: “Need we say more about why the MET is in the red.” Considering that Sybil is... 12:55 PM
  • Roy Wood: A NEW PRODUCTION OF MERRY WIDOW? Need we say more about why the MET is in the red. Wasn’t... 12:39 PM
  • Grane: “…the second WITWE cast, which will include the bel canto Valencienne of Dancin’ Danielle... 12:24 PM
  • La Cieca: Gesundheit. 12:24 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: ‘eschewal of tired musical and vocal belly-laugh knee slaps (never funny in comic... 12:22 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Indeed Cieca! – the eschewal of tired musical and vocal belly-laugh knee slaps (never... 12:21 PM
  • EarlyRomantic: Role, not tile. 12:17 PM
  • EarlyRomantic: And who said Tosca has to be a svelte? That’s why makeup artists and costume designers... 12:16 PM

Top of the heap

You will be happy to hear that Michael Fabiano was the unrivaled star of the Richard Tucker Foundation Gala last night. You will perhaps be a little less happy to hear that this is not only figuratively but literally true: with so many cancellations and substitutions, Fabiano was about the only interesting thing happening. Read more »

Ina moment now

La Cieca hears that soprano Pretty Yende, a standout Met debutante last season in Le Comte Ory, has signed with the company for for four roles over the next three years: Pamina and Lucia in 2014-2015, Adina in 2015-2016 and Rosina in 2016-2017. Read more »

Einspring can really hang you up the most

Winter Met sensation Pretty Yende does another jump-in this weekend, again in Le Comte Ory, but this time at the Theater an der Wien. She’s subbing for Cecilia Bartoli, who has canceled her first two performances of Comtesse Adèle there. [Der Standard]