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  • Krunoslav: “as close to a rock star as the Met has produced from its male roster this season,” The... 12:20 AM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: Kermes! Guaranteed sell-out. 12:18 AM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: Ow! 12:16 AM
  • Krunoslav: Yep, and she has already sung Semiramide, at Carmoor with Genaux, Brownlee and Mobbs in 2009, and... 12:08 AM
  • FomalHaut: This was my EXACT response (who will sing Semiramide?!) — my guess is JdD or perhaps Meade. 12:06 AM
  • La Cieca: Meade sang the complete role of Semiramide in concert at Caramoor in August 2009. httpv://www.yo... 12:03 AM
  • Batty Masetto: Too much twirling. 12:03 AM
  • Poison Ivy: She’s scheduled for Mathilde in Torino next month. 11:59 PM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: Meade? Has she even sung any Rossini, let alone do Semiramide? 11:53 PM
  • Krunoslav: “Tucker sang… all the Puccini except Calaf” Well, as has been said, he DID sing... 11:47 PM

Get your kicks on Route Sechsundsechzig

Revealed: first images of Frank Castorf‘s production of the Ring, launching Friday at Bayreuth. [Abendzeitung München]

Pardon the expression, but this is a steal

The complete recording of Der Ring des Nibelungen conducted by Christian Thielemann at the Bayreuth Festival is now on sale for only $5.99.

And, no, I am not making this up.

Highlight of the gods

Our JJ‘s recent reminiscences over at WQXR about the whopping cost of a Ring recording back in the Mad Men era seemed all the more startling to La Cieca when she took a gander at a “new” live Ring offered by our friends at Opera Depot.
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Zurück vom “Ring!”

Peter Gelb says the Ring will definitely not return, as originally planned, in 2017, and where has La Cieca heard that before?

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Twilight time

And finally, we come to the last night of our Ring-watching experience, cher public.

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Kid stuff

Ring mania continues tonight at 9 pm with Siegfried on PBS.

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Sibling revelry

Welcome, cher public, to the second night of the week’s Wagnerama.

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Rainbow party

Welcome, cher public, to the first night of our Ring-watching experience

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Träume Center

This is Ring week here at parterre.com, cher public.

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The Wurm turns

The Met’s controversial Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage (not pictured) and conducted by TBA (possibly pictured) makes its home video debut on September 11.

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