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O dolce mano

Anna Netrebko teases her next project on Instagram: “A new role. Briefly, the character of the heroine is a crazy bothersome hysterical bitch. What’s there to like about her, the music? As usual, the tenor’s part is better!”

La fanciulla del west side

Bigger! Longer! Uncut?

Jonas Kaufmann‘s Dick will highlight the Met’s 2018-2019 season, when the tenor sings a new production of Puccini’s La fanciulla del West in New York. (Not to be confused with La fanciulla del West in New York, a forthcoming work from Adams and Sellars.) Until  now, only Vienna State Opera audiences have had the honor of enjoying Kaufmann’s Johnson. Read more »

No fits, no fights, no feuds and no egos

The list of collaborations between Anna Netrebko and Yannick Nézet-Séguin has expanded yet again, with a new Met production of Lohengrin in 2022 (directed by Phelim McDermott) joining previously revealed plans for Aïda in 2019-2020 and Salome in 2020-2021. Read more »

The once and future queen

In addition to her first Met Aida performances next season, forthcoming projects for the one and only Anna Netrebko just keep gushing out.

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Fresh faces

Bass Christian Zaremba will sing the role of Angelotti in the Met’s new production of Tosca opening New Year’s Eve.

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Lethal injection

If British Opera magazine is to be believed, incoming Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin has already scheduled the first artistic fiasco of his new incumbency.

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Master of the house

Incoming Met music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin “plans to open his first season with a new production of Verdi’s Aida starring Anna Netrebko and to start the following season with Ms. Netrebko as Strauss’s Salome.”

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What dreams may come

La Cieca is assured by one of her most reliable mavens that a 2018-2019 production of Lohengrin at the Met looks like a definite “go.”

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The naked truth

Highlights of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019-2020 season, according the always intriguing Met Future Wiki.

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Principessa altera

Anna Netrebko will sing Turandot at the Met in a “forthcoming season.”

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