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  • chicagoing: At the risk of appearing to slight Matthew Polenzanni, who was very enthusiastically recevied by a hometown crowd on Saturday... 3:22 PM
  • Signor Bruschino: Shame Leontyne never sang the role at the met 3:05 PM
  • herbinetta: Soooo tempting. I have tix for the Stemme cycle later this month, but would love to see this. 2:43 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Mrs. DS are already making plans for April 2017 trip to Houston Grand Opera (with a side trip to walk on the beach at... 2:08 PM
  • PCally: Price sounds pretty fantastic and unmannered considering this was pretty late in her operatic career. I may even prefer this to... 2:00 PM
  • Betsy_Ann_Bobolink: Well, I think a deliberate attempt was made to lead us astray by referring to the opera as “The Valkyrie,R... 1:58 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Well said, phoenix. I don’t know you, but you must be right, ’cause you so often say what I’ve been... 1:40 PM
  • willym: I’m ashamed to say that as a Canadian it was my second choice. 1:28 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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