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  • Lee B. Ahmo: I also enjoyed the show – thought it one of their best ever. As usual, your review is spot on. Several among the cast... 6:58 AM
  • PushedUpMezzo: Glyndebourne next year will include a new Hamlet opera by Brett Dean with Allan Clayton in the title role,Barbara Hannigan... 5:26 AM
  • PushedUpMezzo: Amazing line-up for the first Monte Carlo Tannhauser since the Thirties. Stutzmann is also giving a recital including the... 5:15 AM
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  • bobsnsane: May I ask, please, who is the Hunding ? 10:31 PM
  • willym: Saw Stemme at La Scala – under Barenboim’s otiose baton – and Goerke in Toronto. To quote Macheath: How happy... 10:06 PM
  • phoenix: A TALE OF TWO MEISTERSINGERS – This weekend two Meistersingers were broadcast, one Sunday from SFO last autumn and another... 7:36 PM

Of what I dream in the quiet afternoon

Anna NetrebkoAnna Netrebko‘s sold-out recital at the Metropolitan Opera House on Sunday afternoon will be broadcast on SiriusXM Met Opera Radio, channel 74. Those Annamaniacs who do not currently subscribe to SiriuxXM may want to take this opportunity to register for a 30 day free trial of the service. A glimpse of Anna’s recital dress follows the jump. Read more »

When she has sung her songs

Given Anna Netrebko‘s continuing success at the Met in Macbeth (as evidenced by an mid-scene “brava” in last night’s Sirius broadcast), it’s time to think about the future—specifically her local assignments for next season.   Read more »

Namenlos in Lieb’ umfangen

SiriusXM is broadcasting right now a 1981 performance of Tristan und Isolde featuring Gwyneth Jones (pictured) and Spas Wenkoff, with James Levine conducting the work that season for the first time in his career. And yet, here’s an operatic mystery: neither Ms. Jones nor Mr. Wenkoff was the casting originally conceived by Mr. Levine for this revival: they joined the cast fairly late in the game. So, who among the cher public can tell us which two familiar Met artists were supposed to sing these roles?

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The Met: What is to be done?

Coming as Peter Gelb did from the music industry, opera lovers hoped that he would display a more distinctive knack for casting and an improved talent pipeline than Joe Volpe offered during the waning years of his tenure.

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Anna of the thousands dazed

Tonight’s the night, cher public, traditionally the busiest of the year here at parterre. Complete details on the opening night performance of Anna Bolena after the jump.

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Doge ball

As La Cieca always so magnanimously says, “E vo gridando: pace! E vo gridando: chat!” The subject of today’s discussion is Simon Boccanegra, live from the Met at 1:00 pm.

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We are listening

UPDATE: The Traviata chat is beginning in preparation for the 8:00 start time of tonight’s performance.

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Lascivious wassails

If you feel like discussing the Sirius broadcast of Antony and Cleopatra, here’s the place.

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Votre chat, je peux vous le rendre

The last parterre chat of 2009, Carmen from the Met, begins at 6:00 pm for a 6:30 curtain. 

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Wo bleibt der Chat?

Here’s the place for all your chatting needs, cher public, during tonight’s broadcast of Elektra from the Met. The official chat begins at 7:45 pm for an 8:00 curtain. 

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