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  • gustave of montreal: Thibaudet also performed at the Met in Fedora as the exiled Polish pianist Lazinski. 9:01 PM
  • PCally: Adrianne Pieczonka 8:53 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Exactly where I’ll hear Sweeney Todd this Sunday. 7:24 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I heard it in a hot tent in Brussels with noisy ventilators and jet planes overhead, on their way to land. 7:01 PM
  • Operngasse: I first saw Much Ado in the Joseph Papp 1972 production with Sam Waterston and Kathleen Widows. Updated to early 20th century... 6:55 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Ayayay… grateful. 6:34 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I heard him in Rigoletto in Paris and agree with you: I was greatful for his generosity and risk-taking. 6:32 PM
  • quibbleglib: I’ve only seen him live once — in the Met Boheme — but in my experience, Fabiano is praised here because... 6:30 PM

Here he comes to save the day

Yannick MetLa Cieca called it, mostly: Yannick Nézet-Séguin will the the Met’s new music director, taking on full official duties in the 2020-2021 season. The new maestro and Peter Gelb make it official in a live video stream starting at 10:00 AM today.

Trauermarsch

LevineI can scarcely remember a performance where so many conflicting thoughts raced through my mind as happened Thursday night during the Met Orchestra’s “bleeding chunks” of Wagner’s Ring at Carnegie Hall. On one hand, superb Wagnerians Christine Goerke and Stefan Vinke soared through duets and solos from Siegfried and Götterdammerung magnificently supported by the sterling orchestra, but the complicated subtext prevented me from entirely enjoying the evening.  Read more »

Der Snuggiekavalier

ROSENSNUGGIEThe Met’s cobranding efforts are really beginning to pay off.  Read more »

Youth

The present future

Well, when the New York Times goes into a tizzy, you know times are hard, cher public, but your doyenne is ready to ride to the rescue, hakeo don’t panic. 

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One Miillion

One million dollars!

“The Met: Live in HD concluded its tenth anniversary season Saturday with a live transmission of Patrice Chéreau’s acclaimed production of Elektra, with an estimated attendance of 48,000 in North America earning a gross of $1,037,000.”

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Entfuhrung 2

Cold Turkey

The no-star, slapstick revival of John Dexter’s 37-year-old production of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail that opened Friday night proved James Levine’s tenure as Music Director of the Met will end in two weeks with neither a whimper nor a bang.

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Elektra 3

Bleak house

The haunted Mycenae of Patrice Chéreau’s enthralling production of Richard Strauss’s Elektra had seized its viewers in an unrelenting vise that never relaxed even at its quietly shattering conclusion.

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Yannick at the Met

Young guns

La Cieca will go out on limb and predict that the Met’s new music director will be Yannick Nezet-Seguin.

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Ailyn Perez

Bohemienne

Soprano Ailyn Pérez has been named the recipient of the 11th annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera.

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Calleja Netrebko

Have you seen the proconsul?

La Cieca hears that Joseph Calleja will sing Pollione opposite the Norma of Anna Netrebko at the Met for opening night 2017.

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