Cher Public

  • Krunoslav: Anatol needs brilliant high notes and irresistible charisma. 1:36 AM
  • parpignol: name not Slavic enough for Anatol? 12:33 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I forgot a simple “Thanks, guys!” Comments at Parterre are worth at least as much as professional reviews,... 11:53 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Well, I’m wincing with paid from all the arm-twisting, so both it is! We have a fine big screen plasma TV with... 11:16 PM
  • Donna Anna: Yeah, you can watch it at home but for us, this was an OMG best experienced in the theater. The Saturday audience was pretty... 11:01 PM
  • CwbyLA: Go see it in the movie theater. It is a stunning performance. You should not wait that long for it to appear on bluray. The... 9:25 PM
  • Krunoslav: “Mastilovic, Behrens, Zschau” ……R 30;…. As Irving Kolodin wrote in one of his better phrases,... 9:24 PM
  • Krunoslav: Zach Borichevsky as Anatol???????????? ??? 8:50 PM

Chat: Roberto Devereux

DevereuxWelcome, cher public, to the real-time chat for this evening’s Met premiere of Roberto Devereux, starting at 7:55 PM. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Chat: L’elisir d’amore

Elisir chatCrack open a bottle of Bordeaux and enjoy this afternoon’s “La Casa della Cieca” chat during the Met broadcast of L’elisir d’amore.   Read more »

Transcendental

BOND“Join me this Friday at The Metropolitan Opera for the next #FUN40 before the performance of Don Pasquale for the reveal of this fabulous costume I’ll be modeling which was worn by Renée Fleming as Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier!” [Justin Vivian Bond on Facebook]

singing

Must the finals come so soon?

Without fail, all nine finalists had nice clear ringing voices. Whether they develop into great artists is another question. 

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Elisir 1

His cup runneth over

As portrayed by Vittorio Grigolo, Nemorino was a manic self-absorbed, probably bipolar, stalker whoagainst all odds and good sense—gets the poor girl.

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Pasquale

About a boy

These days a cadre of voluble opera-goers regularly issues dire warnings that anyone about to attend this or that production at the Met should close her eyes and just listen rather than witness yet another Peter Gelb regie “atrocity.”

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Madama Butterfly

Two and only

Anna Netrebko and Latonia Moore (pictured) rekindle “The Grand Opera Buzz.”

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Netrebko Teal

Winter afternoon’s dream

It took the better part of a decade—including two high-profile cancelations—or New York to finally hear Anna Netrebko in recital.

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Butterfly

Anagnorisis

Ana María Martínez will sing Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly on February 27 and March 5.

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Butterfly

Seamless

“Friday night’s triumph may well leave the Met’s management wondering how it let such a gem slip through its fingers.”

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