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  • moi: Just listening to the Verdi Requiem from Salzburg… very promising. We won’t critisize... 1:58 PM
  • Grane: “It’s a comedy, a farce…” ; Now, don’t be so hard on yourself. Armida... 1:22 PM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=A-n_ 4ys8TiQ Yes,I know it is not the Winterreise, but 40 times I was... 1:08 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: “stand-in 221; for those issues. 12:54 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: “it was more Filippo-as-Prufroc k in the quartet.” 211;well, you’re... 12:53 PM
  • antikitschychick: oh snaps you’re right!!!! Thanks for the tip :-). 12:44 PM
  • antikitschychick: Perhaps it’s because I haven’t heard her live but I tend to agree with warmke... 12:41 PM
  • La Cieca: I’d have to find her neck first. 12:39 PM
  • turings: I recognise exactly what Ilka Saro means, but I love Furlanetto’s Filippo –he seems to find... 12:37 PM
  • Gualtier M: Question to La Cieca: are you going to see “Living on Love”? There are $20 rush... 12:35 PM

From a distance

Things coming in the future, cher public: Anna Netrebko sings Adriana, Maddalena and Turandot; Stefan Herheim directs Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Not pretty or safe or easy

La Cieca hears that the Théâtre du Châtelet will continue its series of Stephen Sondheim productions with Passion, set to star Natalie Dessay (as Fosca, bien sûr!) and Lambert Wilson, with Fanny Ardant directing. Said Sternstunde will reportedly transpire in March 2016.

Scostatevi, profani!

Yet another new role for Anna Netrebko on the horizon: in a press conference yesterday in Mexico, the soprano announced she plans to sing Adriana Lecouvreur. Read more »

guest

Be my guest!

James Levine turns 72 this year. Even though his health has improved considerably in the past year and he may continue to conduct for a decade or more, it seems inevitable that he will step down as the Met’s Music Director sometime in the next few years to assume the role of Conductor Laureate.

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Trelinski

Love it to death

Mariusz Trelinski will direct Tristan und Isolde for Metropolitan Opera in a production that will premiere there on opening night 2016.

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Mattila

The opposite sextoness

The San Francisco Opera has just done the big reveal for 2015-2016 and here’s what we have in store.

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Battle of Broadway

Fall 2015 is the target date for an as yet untitled one-woman show based on the life of Kathleen Battle, scheduled to star Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

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Lohengrin

Seligsten Paar

Maestro Christian Thielemann has made his choice for Lohengrin casting in Dresden and, later, Bayreuth: “Anna Netrebko als Elsa und Piotr Beczala in der Titelpartie.”

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“It’s scary, but what can you do?”

“Ms. Netrebko, 43, spoke about her willingness to take risks…”

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Gazing into the future

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.

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