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  • NPW-Paris: The speed at which top seat prices have gone from 180/190 euros to over 250 is dizzying. Booking opened yesterday, and by the... 1:27 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Link to Paris’s 2016-3017 season: https://www.operad 6-17 1:22 AM
  • Lankin: Hm, hm, … I think that Otello might not be a good example. Or it might be a perfect one. I’m not sure. Let me explain... 12:58 AM
  • danpatter: Amen to that! 12:51 AM
  • danpatter: La Price was my introduction to opera. I had public radio on one afternoon, and this voice began singing, and I thought,... 12:46 AM
  • Patrick Mack: God bless that woman. She is for realz always. 12:40 AM
  • Lohenfal: Liebster MMII, thanks for the review. Your words are very encouraging, since I’m scheduled to see Opolais/Alagna in... 12:32 AM
  • Lankin: “Because a round table with Anne Midgette in the Washington Post, for the consumption of the predominantly-whit e patrons... 12:27 AM

Pretty perfect

“In a winter rich with splashy debuts, Friday’s performance of Le Comte Ory introduced a 27-year-old South African charmer who may well be the Met’s next big star. She’s Pretty Yende, and that first name fits her to a tee, what with her willowy figure, megawatt smile and—most of all—ravishing light soprano.” [New York Post]

One furtive tenor

SHOWBIZ Operastar 144450“Mexikanische Startenor” Rolando Villazón has canceled tomorrow night’s performance of L’elisir d’amore at the Munich Opera Festival due to an “acute infection.”  Speaking of “a cute,” substituting in the role of Nemorino will be puppylicious Pavol Breslik. [via]

puppy on a hot tin roof

La Cieca cannot help losing her heart to a stage director who compares Berg’s Lulu to “early Elizabeth Taylor,” particularly when the regisseur in question is puppylicious Paul Curran. (In this video he’s introducing the opera for his new production at Lyric Opera of Chicago opening in November.)

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