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Cher Public

  • Clita del Toro: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=Dl5G OxxcxyY#t=113 Mosuc: this is fab! I hope I put the V... 11:20 AM
  • la vociaccia: Too little too late on that concert. She made those comments over a year ago, and there was... 11:15 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Nicholas McGegan wants to know why you left out Sally Bradshaw. Ros Plowright however says... 11:13 AM
  • armerjacquino: Too little too late, kruno. Adrianne Pieczonka and Mimi Coertse have been on the phone and... 11:07 AM
  • manou: There’s many a slip ‘twixt the chap and the list. 11:05 AM
  • manou: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=PAqx Wa9Rbe0 11:02 AM
  • Krunoslav: Very funny. Kiri I enjoy purely vocally on her earlier records, but , save maybe for Countess... 11:01 AM
  • la vociaccia: Evenhanded, her career isn’t all that mystifying if you hear how she sounded in 2007 in... 10:51 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: What has Patricia Rozario ever done to Kruno! 10:47 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I’ve seen Edith Haller as Elsa at the ROH – really liked her, although... 10:46 AM

A little list

EDITOR’S NOTE: In response to repeated urging by La Cieca (left), Our Own Dawn Fatale (right) has devised a “to do” list for the benefit of Met management, assuming the company makes it out of this summer alive. The listicle follows the jump. Read more »

The voice of the pundit

Our Own Dawn Fatale (artist’s conception, above) will take to the airwaves of Bloomberg Radio this evening at 9:00 pm to discuss the Met’s current woes. You can listen on Sirius XM Channel 119. online, or on your iPhone or Android phone.

UPDATE: this interview is now available as a podcast (after the jump.) Read more »

Just got real

Writing those dirty words! I can't even remember the last time I saw words like that written down!The Met’s administrative offices were vandalized this morning, with “obscene messages” sprayed “on some paintings and sculptures.” [New York Times]

orchestra

The pit and the pendulum

“The award-winning MET Orchestra’s global reputation as a top-tier ensemble is critical to New York City’s tourism and cultural economy.”

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amsterdam

West side non-story

La Cieca hears that the Met’s planned production of West Side Story in the 2017-2018 season has been shelved.

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Mister we could use a man like Schuyler Chapin again

Gee, our old Chagalls hang great

It’s time to bring out the canard again, this time a whole row of them in fact.

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earned_revenues

Numbers game

The Met has released what the press office calls “background financial information” relevant to the company’s ongoing union negotiations.

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cosi

The ladies in question

There is a truism that there are no small parts, only small singers. Last night’s Così fan tutte has made me consider another possible truism: there are no bad productions, only miscast productions.

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casino_royale

Faites vos jeux, Messieurs!

The Met may be missing an angle calculated to appeal to the more adventurous attendee: opera as game of chance.

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Carrie

“Donors, Mama. They’re called donors, and every opera company has them.”

Peter Gelb talks about the “social rejection” of the Met.

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