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  • DeepSouthSenior: “Thanks, aulus agerius . . .” 5:38 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Thank, saulus agerius, for one of the first reports on today’s Live in HD. I’ll... 5:38 PM
  • Krunoslav: Did Solti and Cossotto ever work together at all? 5:14 PM
  • aulus agerius: Back from the C/P HD. What a wonderful way to spend a cold rainy afternoon in Charlottesvil... 4:54 PM
  • Amnerees: One of the music magazines, High Fidelity probably, reported in its “upcoming recordings... 4:49 PM
  • m. croche: Mostly in French, there is also a small amount of English in “Emilie̶ 1;. 4:01 PM
  • parpignol: on the radio sounds like Racette has developed quite a dramatic wobble on top; is that new? 3:49 PM
  • moi: Mattila created Emilie,by Saariaho, a one woman opera of one and half hours all in french in Lyon.... 3:48 PM
  • Krunoslav: If you’ll forgive my saying so, Tatiana Troyanos herself told me that she had replaced... 3:27 PM
  • Krunoslav: It was even more fun in Staten island, where Cossotto used the same megawatt semaaphore gestures... 3:25 PM

The kids are not all right

“’They’re young… they’re in love… and they kill people’ goes the tagline for the 1968 film Bonnie and Clyde, but the slogan could apply almost as well to the outlaw pair at the center of the Metropolitan Opera’s white-hot revival of Massenet’s Manon.” Our Own JJ also ponders another revival (if that is not too strong a word), Lucia di Lammermoor, in his latest New York Observer roundup. (Photo: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera)

We’ll settle that tonight!

La Cieca has been wining, dining and otherwise wooing her Met connection (pictured above) and he (or is it she?) has come across with some tidbits about upcoming seasons at Casa Gelb, detailed after the jump. Read more »

Teen spirit

Now that the Met’s 2013-2014 season has been published and almost immediately discussed to death, La Cieca thought it would be amusing to do a bit of speculation about what lies ahead as we approach the middle of the decade. An assemblage of gossip and guesswork about the 2014-2015 season follows the jump, and won’t it be fun to look back on this post next February when the official announcement is made? Read more »

grigolo

Steam heat?

Tenor Vittorio Grigolo, easy on the eyes despite the fright wig, is one of the “Hottest Opera Stars Of 2013.”

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