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  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=5ZCx DAK6u9c I had to graduate so I only saw about 10…..I say it over and over..NO ONE ever... 9:43 AM
  • Gualtier M: Her future engagements page has been updated: http://deborahvoig t.com/engagements/ Master classes, competition judging, a few... 9:15 AM
  • grimoaldo: I am flattered by your confidence in me dear Camille, but I doubt that I will be able to elucidate the meanings behind the... 8:51 AM
  • armerjacquino: I’m flattered but I wouldn’t know where to start. Watch an episode of Game of Thrones at the same time as one... 7:46 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Cami, the complete “Wuthering Heights” is on my Mixcloud page at https://www.mix... 10:34 PM
  • Sempre liberal: Excellent review. I went this weekend to Don Carlo and Jenufa. Mattila was superb, and she dominated Act II like that... 10:06 PM
  • Operngasse: In the Heeresgeschichtlic hes Museum (military history museum) in Vienna there is an exhibit devoted to Sarajevo. Of prime... 10:05 PM
  • Porgy Amor: +1. Fanciulla and the short operas of Il trittico, especially Schicchi, are the best of Puccini to me. 7:44 PM

The good, the bad and the Haydn

Susan GrahamThe transgressive filmmaker John Waters writes in his book Shock Value: “there is such a thing as good bad taste and bad bad taste.” Personally, I fancy myself a connoisseur of good bad taste; and, in a striking program at Carnegie Hall last night, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL), with guest vocalist Susan Graham, brought together a wide array of musical proclivities—good and good bad taste alike.  Read more »

Count or countess

“Mezzo Susan Graham’s 2015-16 Includes Count/Countess Double Act at the Met Opera in November and December” [21c Media Group]

Fou fighter

It is easy to become overly identified with opera—as a cleverer friend of mine once noted: being a sports fan is an interest, but if you like opera, everyone thinks of it as a crippling obsession. Les Troyens doesn’t help matters; “I’m going to a four hour opera,” you tell someone, trying to convey the magnitude of Troyens, but somehow it seems not to hint at the right degree of lunacy, so the next time, you include intermissions and say “I’m going to a five hour opera” and up and up it goes until you admit, between puffs on your gauloise, that everyone was right and you must be tres fou.   Read more »

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The woman in Greene

Susan Graham (pictured) and Piotr Beczala are the latest additions to the roster of “WQXR Presents Metropolitan Opera Spring Highlights,” at The Greene Space on Monday, April 6 at 7:00 PM.

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Le roi danse

“This summer, [Susan] Graham will cap her season in Paris by making her role debut as Anna in The King and I at the Théâtre du Châtelet (June 13-29).”

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Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

West side, east side

Recently, opera showed up at both Mets, the Metropolitan Opera and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Teen spirit

La Cieca thought it would be amusing to do a bit of speculation about what’s to come as we approach the middle of the decade.

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She’s Tyred

Elizabeth Bishop will sing Didon today at the Met, replacing an ailing Susan Graham.

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Our retrospection will now be all to the future

La Cieca predicts you won’t be seeing any puritans at the Met next season, except of course for the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?”

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