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  • Buster: On early Mozart – I wanted a more complete Mitridate, and one in better sound than the Hager... 1:12 PM
  • luvtennis: Yikes: I had no idea that Maria transposed Caro Nome. Pretty scandalous. I have never seen anyone... 1:09 PM
  • Orion: I think we have very nice “Traviatas&# 8221; in recent time. Last month at the Deutsche Oper... 1:08 PM
  • NPW-Paris: And Bologna’s a more relaxing city than Florence. 12:53 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Oops I posted in the wrong place that Jenufa will be on in Bologna. Not far away. 12:49 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Jenufa will be on in Bologna. 12:48 PM
  • NPW-Paris: And buildings. 12:42 PM
  • pasavant: Thanks for the info. Looks like no opera or concerts during my stay in Florence. Oh well, plenty... 12:15 PM
  • Poison Ivy: laddie, oops, my bad. I guess only GCR would be able to explain how to develop these profound,... 12:12 PM
  • laddie: @Poison Ivy—-wait 230;.the last I heard from you dear GCR was that being able to read the... 11:51 AM

A Magnetizer and a Wandering Goy walk into a bar

The visit of the Mariinsky Theater’s resident company to the glittering opera house of the Brooklyn Academy of Music consists of three ballet programs with starry casts preceded, last night, by a single performance of Rodion Shchedrin’s opera, The Enchanted Wanderer.  Read more »

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 »

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Turn your eyes away

Which 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.

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