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  • La Cieca: She could use some “grooming,&# 8221; after showing up for a master class with a legendary... 11:05 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: She has not so far sung any of the big dramatic soprano roles she has been covering on the... 11:01 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: Milady – the thing is that there are many soprano roles being sung by mezzos... 10:59 AM
  • kashania: I heard an online recording of Meade’s Met Norma and liked it a great deal. But,... 10:56 AM
  • La Cieca: Well, sort of. I think we need to be wary of reading aesthetic intentions into the original... 10:55 AM
  • ML: Tiger, I attended four of the Hoffmanns in late 2011, one of which was streamed, and Villazón sang... 10:53 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: manou – thanks for this. I will watch it tonight. Inside word is that she is... 10:51 AM
  • ML: Yes, he is not for those who prefer understatement, and I understand your other thoughts. About the top,... 10:39 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Interesting Camille, thanks – guess I got her on a good day vocally. The performance... 10:25 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: I would say you are in violent agreement with Bellni, who cast soprano Giulia Grisi as... 10:25 AM

Horne aplenty

La Cieca has learned that The Metropolitan Opera Guild will pay tribute to  legendary American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (right) on Monday, October 31, when stars, fans of opera, and the cream of New York’s society, business, and civic leaders assemble in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria for the Guild’s 77th Annual Luncheon. Read more »