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  • Batty Masetto: Manou dear, after such a plethora of grand-offspring in nappies that must be changed I should... 11:24 PM
  • Operngasse: From the roundtable of Sutherland, Horne, and Arroyo, a great Met prompter anecdote from 4:10 to... 11:13 PM
  • 98rsd: It seems to me that straight teenagers are more faddish and unthinking; those adjectives don’t... 11:11 PM
  • operaassport: I suspect if the “bulge” ; were larger Levine wouldn’t have complained. 10:36 PM
  • pasavant: Bullseye! 10:34 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: And a yesman for a conductor! 9:43 PM
  • musesick man: As I recall Eyre’s production of WERTHER had no prompter’s box so I gather he has... 9:41 PM
  • Foreign Princess: Kashania, thank you, you have given two treasures to remind us! I know the Smetana but had... 9:33 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Well maybe Tom was too busy picking the chick peas out of Jimmy’s salad the day the... 9:33 PM
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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!