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  • laddie: La Cieca is, unfortunately, very busy right now running a website about the New York opera scene. 5:43 PM
  • ML: Cieca, where are you on this? 5:33 PM
  • ML: È vero. 5:29 PM
  • ML: My thinking is, on the upside, the Aida might be shifted to the same time next year, once Muti feels a... 5:28 PM
  • rapt: As Manou might say, sometimes uninterested, never disinterested! 5:13 PM
  • vilbastarda: We are very interested, and it is indeed a huge news. We are just lost for words, it is a big... 5:04 PM
  • JackJack: Excellent review very much in your own (hilarious) voice. I hope this is the first of many more!... 4:57 PM
  • ML: «Le problematiche degli ultimi tempi fanno mancare la serenità necessaria» ML continues to flag non-Met,... 4:46 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: I wish someone would upload to YouTube the old documentary about Callas staging I vespri... 4:46 PM
  • Vittelio Scarpia: Haven’t seen Alcina, but I saw Rigoletto @ ROH. the 17th of September 2014, one... 4:14 PM

The sun also rises

If you’re the sort who prefers his diva to be an unapproachable sphinx prone to infuriating cancellations while radiating ennui, I suspect that the sunny, hard-working, grateful persona of American mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato will not appeal to you at all. Yet she is surely one of today’s top divas as witnessed at Carnegie Hall Sunday afternoon at the rapturously received final stop of her recent concert tour celebrating the release of her latest CD on Virgin Classics, the wittily named Drama Queens.   Read more »