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  • kashania: After her dismissal from the Met, she’s done nothing but concert (and recital) work. 12:26 PM
  • operainsider: Well I would normally agree about hollywoods problem casting women and minorities but Lupita... 12:03 PM
  • Cicciabella: So DG’s using the same photos as in her Verdi album booklet. Beautiful pictures, but it... 11:52 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: Operaasport – thanks for your opinion which has shed alot of light on La... 11:40 AM
  • Grane: If that’s the one that was televised, I remember thinking Pavarotti looked like a cadaver next... 11:38 AM
  • quoth the maven: The pun? Oh that’s right, she’s black! And you said “whitewashed .”... 11:36 AM
  • alejandro: I just read Taylor Swift may be playing Joni Mitchell in a biopic. It’s killed my buzz... 11:36 AM
  • pavel: One definition of a tragedy is “A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought... 11:33 AM
  • alejandro: This is true, but Hollywood doesn’t know what to do with much. I am not sure how Davis and... 11:31 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: La Battle – who is a real guilty pleasure of mine – was the last of the... 11:29 AM

The Met: What is to be done?

Coming as Peter Gelb did from the music industry, opera lovers hoped that he would display a more distinctive knack for casting and an improved talent pipeline than Joe Volpe offered during the waning years of his tenure.   Read more »

Danielle fires back

The leading lady of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s production of La Calisto has taken to the Twitters to respond to the recent discussion of her comments about Miley Cyrus. Read more »

With one look

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2014-2015 season will consist of Tannhäuser, The Passenger, Tosca, Porgy and Bess, Il Trovatore, Anna Bolena, Capriccio and Don Giovanni. This is according to a leaked screenshot from a part of the company’s website that obviously was not supposed to go public until about early February. Thanks to the sharp eyes of @sasherka (not pictured) who spotted the glitch! Read more »

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Tweet and lowdown

Everyone can go home now, because Twitter has reached its zenith.

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… and now the worse news

A couple of tweets from Thomas Hampson detailing some grisly-sounding future projects.

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Couldn’t you just eat him up?

ust when you thought it was impossible to adore Yannick Nézet-Séguin any more than you already did…

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How tweet the sound

“I will be on #Broadway again!”

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And painted birds do hush their singing

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Divina comedy

So this is what it looks like when Faye Dunaway teaches Danielle DeNiese to sing “Vieni t’affretta” from Verdi’s Macbeth.

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Devil’s playground

UPDATE: Blogger Out West Arts reflects on the “Occupy Wall Street” incident at the Met’s Faust last night, noting that the shouts (and various responses from members of the audience) did not interrupt the music.

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