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  • "Never saw her live unfortunately. Based on her recordings and broadcasts, I can think..." - PCally
  • "I haven’t heard that performance. JML is completely write however about Sills..." - PCally
  • "If a young Amara showed up at the Met these days, she’d own the place. They..." - danpatter
  • "Rolandi it was. Maybe it was Hale who was Cesare. Ah yes, the lovely Ashley..." - mjmacmtenor
  • "You had some nice experiences at NYCO then. The Guilio Cesare revival would..." - whiskey per tutti
  • "Working on it…. httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=X2Wm _oaaCGg" - m. croche
  • "So if you like operas such as these, Indiana Loiterer III, if you think they embody..." - m. croche
  • "Yes, m. croche, but these generally aren’t the American operas..." - Indiana Loiterer III

21st century blues

Your doyenne peers into the future, or, to be more accurate, into the Future Met Wiki, to reveal the latest rumors on casting and repertoire. Read more »

Keep watching the skies!

As you may have heard, cher public, Joseph Calleja canceled last night’s Lucia performance at the Met after the first act. So… well, see the headline above.

From a distance

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

Fosca

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!)

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Anna Poster Adriana

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.

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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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kathleen_battle

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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