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Cher Public

  • whatever: It also bears noting that, when I linked to Wonkette’s site, this delicious Sponsored Link... 9:01 PM
  • PokeyGascon: Darn, I am going Sept. 19th. Who is singing that night? 8:59 PM
  • whatever: as a cloven-hoofed animal, I believe Miss Piggy is anti-Semitic by definition. 8:54 PM
  • Camille: Oh thanks for the corrections, fellows. Sounds much better. 8:53 PM
  • Camille: That is very disturbing to hear—that she had no gigs and even after her successful debut as Adalgisa... 8:51 PM
  • Hippolyte: Just shows you can’t depend on Operabase. She just completed a run of Meg Page in a new... 8:48 PM
  • m. croche: Memphis, Houston, Matsumoto, and Chicago don’t count, eh? 8:48 PM
  • Bill: Camille – Danke Schoen for Sari – She sang much more in Munich than in Vienna at the opera... 8:42 PM
  • Sempre liberal: This is going to be wonderful. Here’s hoping it gets recorded for broadcast. 8:41 PM
  • steveac10: I find it a rather sad commentary on the state of major house casting that an artist of... 8:20 PM

You got a brand new key signature

You can call Robert Lepage many things (and the critics have!), but one thing you cannot call him is “inflexible.” Having already tweaked a number of details in his Ring production that did not create the desired effect in their first viewing, the Canadian Cagliostro is now in the process of restaging whole segments of the cycle for the Met’s 2012-13 presentation. A glimpse at the new look for the final scene of Die Walküre after the jump. Read more »

Chest desserts

three_chestsThe Platonic ideal of the barihunk has arrived, and his name is John Chest. The 25-year-old dreamboat is the winner of the 2010 Stella Maris International Vocal Competition, where he sang music by Rossini, Korngold, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Britten. According to a charmingly phrased press release, “Chest was put forward by the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, where he is a member of the Opera Studio.” Another glimpse of Chest, after the jump. Read more »

Turn your eyes away

bette_blindWhich would-be hunk has taken to stripping off his shirt in mid-rehearsal? He eventually covers his tawny torso with a t-shirt, but meanwhile he basks like an infant in his Met colleagues’ gaze.