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  • kashania: The Met has done Ernani three times including the 2008 revival. Frankly, I thought it was more... 11:51 AM
  • Hippolyte: Hardly. When the Met revived Ernani in 2008 it hadn’t been done there in 23 years. Four... 11:31 AM
  • kashania: The Met mounts Ernani with a frequency befitting Trovatore or Traviata. I don’t get it. Do... 11:02 AM
  • zinka: OFFICIALLY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DEAR SAM!!!!!! When Sam one saw Norman Treigle early on….did he... 10:59 AM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=Q-FP J4IECd8 Comment to follow for Sam’s birthday 10:57 AM
  • Jack Jikes: DC Metro = Götz Friedrich’s Deutsche Oper ‘Ring’ – the only COMPLETELY... 9:58 AM
  • rapt: Crespin, too (as advice-seeker, not face-puncher). 9:33 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Gualtier: I was at the Albanese/Puccini Foundation event at Alice Tully Hall... 10:58 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: According to IMDb, the documentary was made in 1988, so he was 33 in the... 10:24 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: Here a bit from the Trovatore httpv://youtu.be/c QV_mJe1mq4 9:36 PM

The girls of summer

The Met press department wisely isn’t waiting until the last minute to start announcing cast changes for autumn 2012: “Janai Brugger [pictured], a 2012 winner of both the Met’s National Council Auditions and the first place winner in the recent Operalia competition, will make her Met debut as Liù in Puccini’s Turandot on October 30 and will also sing the role on November 2, 5, and 9. Brugger replaces the previously announced Takesha Meshé Kizart, who is recovering from recent abdominal surgery. Guanqun Yu, the second-place winner of the Operalia competition, will make her Met debut as Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore on October 17 and will sing the role on October 20 and 25.” Apparently TBA is having abdominal surgery as well!