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Pretty in Puritani

At the Met’s second performance of I Puritani this season, Diana Damrau finally admitted defeat to bronchitis or whatever ailment has plagued her (and half the singers at the Met this year) and cancelled. Happily—oh so happily—Pretty Yende was still hanging around after her last Barbiere (she is scheduled for a few Juliettes), and she knows the role of Elvira, having sung it in Zurich last June. Instead of a Puritani with only one star in the famed Quartet, we had a Puritani Quartet for two.  Read more »

A time to ill

Pretty Yende will sing the role of Elvira in tomorrow evening’s performance of Bellini’s I Puritani, replacing Diana Damrau, who is ill,” says the Met’s press office. Read more »

And I pity any girl who isn’t she tonight

pretty-yendeSoprano Pretty Yende (soon to be a Met Rosina) guests on Stephen Colbert‘s Late Show at 11:35 this evening. (Video after the jump.) Read more »

Fireworks

As I leaned forward the woman in front of me turned to her seatmate and very quietly, in a voice thick with emotion and not a few tears, said, “it’s so beautiful.”

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Top of the heap

You will be happy to hear that Michael Fabiano was the unrivaled star of the Richard Tucker Foundation Gala tonight.

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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.

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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.

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