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  • DonCarloFanatic: They took it down very fast. Usually they forget to check on a weekend. Oh, well. I saw most of it live. Love the... 11:50 PM
  • guy pacifica: Here’s a related question that’s always puzzled me. Verdi’s ballet music is usually cut from his operas... 11:39 PM
  • LT: So who is this “Mattel̶ 1;? 11:25 PM
  • SilvestriWoman: Mattel? Auto-correct pulled a funny! 11:12 PM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=YVGw gu8R1ZA DIOS MIO!!!!! Where have I been???? Magda Nieves, de {Puerto Rico, is a Facebook... 11:00 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Well, Fred and Rita too, and Cyd, and Leslie, etc. :) 10:00 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Ages ago I took a little friend to the Met to see Walküre (not abridged, and with no crocodiles, helicopters, motels,... 9:51 PM
  • SilvestriWoman: Astute as ever, Ivy! I’ve never heard her live but, judging from the clips posted here, I’d think she was at... 9:21 PM

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 »

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. And a lucky parterrian +1 will be special guests at the event!   Read more »

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).”

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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new_puritans

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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