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  • Feldmarschallin: Well nobody said that they performances were at the Met. There are still a few other houses... 3:49 AM
  • tiger1: I think I read somewhere that DiDonato will no longer be singing Semiramide, at least not at the Met.... 3:37 AM
  • tiger1: Dear GU, Yes, Desdemona might be terrified and fearing for her life when singing the Ave Maria... 3:29 AM
  • steveac10: I get importing him as Caliban. Just like they used to bring Senechal in for Hoffman. Sometimes it... 3:25 AM
  • MontyNostry: Maybe because he was at the Met less than a year ago in Die Fledermaus. 3:24 AM
  • Baritenor: Alan Oke is exceptional, let’s not mince words. I can think of very few tenors who could... 3:12 AM
  • Greg.Freed: I find it a little depressing etc. I never know when anyone’s kidding here anymore.... 3:08 AM
  • Cicciabella: Lady, last year’s concert was better. For one thing, she was alone. She came out, warmed... 2:47 AM
  • Cicciabella: O’Neill was very promising, covering at the Met for years. I don’t think he’s... 2:30 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Germany or Sweden it’s all the same no? 2:26 AM

Take your Adderall, Wozzeck

“I think a lot of his hallucinations can be compared to ultra-sensitivities and hallucinations of extremely gifted people,” Mr. Hampson said. [New York Times]

… and now the worse news

A couple of tweets from Thomas Hampson detailing some grisly-sounding future projects, following the jump.  Read more »

Abs of a Soldier

La Cieca has obtained this photo of Thomas Hampson headlining Camouflage Night at Powerhouse, uh, rehearsing for Heart of a Soldier at the San Francisco Opera. You can tell the scene is Northern Rhodesia in 1962, because that is where the British military first started offering complimentary personal training packages to their troops. Read more »