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  • kashania: That’s right. I forgot about Lee (whose voice I really liked). Thanks, La Cieca. 8:35 PM
  • La Cieca: The Don Carlo was planned for Rolando Villazon. Alagna took on the part at such short notice that... 8:24 PM
  • kashania: Frittoli’s voice is still lovely but she hasn’t been at her best for several years. Her... 8:19 PM
  • kashania: When was the last time the Met offered Alagna a new production — one where he wasn’t... 8:09 PM
  • kashania: Orion: I don’t have time to watch those YouTube clips right now and I have no doubt that... 8:06 PM
  • tornado12: Although I’m not sure about the Kuchta. The pitch on the recording I found on YouTube was a... 8:04 PM
  • tornado12: I think, I’ve got it: 1) Rita Hunter 2) Kirsten Flagstad 3) Marilyn Horne 4) Hildegard... 8:01 PM
  • armerjacquino: She lists it very firmly in her rep: http://www.christi negoerke.com/#!rep ertoire/c4g2 7:56 PM
  • SilvestriWoman: I seriously doubt Goerke has Turandot in her future. Having worked with her many years ago,... 7:40 PM
  • jackoh: Here is what bothers me about this situation, or model. If opera, at least in the US, can exist only... 7:18 PM

Point and shoot

Meet parterre’s new tutelary spirit, tenor August Schram, star of Metube. Read more »

Glücklich zu sehen, je suis enchanté!

Tenor Nikolai Schukoff (recently Parsifal in the Lyon production) displays so much furry semi-nudity on his web site that the page should be called “Otter Space.”

boots and saddles

It’s the Brokeback Ballet from Krzysztof Warlikowski‘s production of Yevgeny Onegin! Read more »

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retro regie

Some commenters are more perceptive than others when it comes to the game of Name That Regie. In our previous competition, the quick-witted keithmc and the more cautious Ginevera were both correct: the opera is Cherubini’s Medée, in a production by Krzysztof Warlikowski for La Monnaie. The “Amy Winehouse” sorceress in the black pleather sheath is Nadja Michael. (La Cieca is sure you will recall that M. Warlikowski was also the auteur of one of our first and most puzzling Regiequizzes last year.) Now, on to new business. What’s this opera?

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