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Broadcast: Idomeneo

Settle in for an afternoon of opera seria, cher public, and chat as you will in the comments section of this post. (Photo: Cory Weaver)

She has immortal longings in her

All right, folks, if you’re going to troll La Cieca, you might try just a little subtlety.  Read more »


There is nothing in particular to recommend the Met’s recent performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio, beyond the opportunity to hear the moving, majestic score performed live.  Read more »

Water, logged

So, how excited are you to read another piece about the Mary Zimmerman Rusalka?

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Plummeting in love

The Met’s current production of Verdi’s La Traviata is something of a mixed bag.

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Crazy in love

I am, perhaps instinctively, skeptical of those who commit suicide.

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Apathy greets announcement of Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-2018 season

An authentically reactionary revival of Franco Zeffirelli‘s sacred production of Puccini’s Tosca is the highlight of the Met’s 2017-2018 season, staged by Sir David McVicar.

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Reminder: predict the Met’s 2017-2018 casting and win big!

The Met Casting for 2017-2018 competition closes at 10:00 AM tomorrow (Wednesday).

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The leggy movie

This Met’s second production of Berg’s 1935 opera was the hot topic of November 2015.

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The right box

Let’s call this meeting to order. My name is Patrick and I’m a boxset-aholic.

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