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  • m. croche: Szymanowski would seem to be the odds-on favorite, but Spanish has multiple paths to victory (Catán, or John Adams and Peter... 3:18 AM
  • fletcher: Oh god that Götterdämmerung cover is the best! Thanks for sharing. 2:28 AM
  • fletcher: Surely out of those Król Roger has the best chance? Or maybe a staged Luonnotar ? 2:23 AM
  • LT: This is laughable. In the ever diminishing world of opera, the only backlash her going over “the edge” (whatever that... 2:17 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: I love this production. So happy to see–and hear–it again. 12:13 AM
  • antikitschychick: Sorry I meant to say I always picture her smiling in my head because of how perky and fun she usually is. SIGH. I be... 12:00 AM
  • antikitschychick: P.S. I think something along the lines of Cieca’s fanciful album cover would have been perfect. Looking at a... 11:58 PM
  • m. croche: Since then the MET has added Czech, Hungarian, Chinese, and Sanskrit to the list. Is there a betting pool for the next new... 11:49 PM

Bohemienne

Ailyn PerezSoprano Ailyn Pérez has been named the recipient of the 11th annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera. The $50,000 award, the largest of its kind in the United States, is designated for “extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40 who have already appeared in featured solo roles at the Met,” according to the Met’ press office.  Read more »

E d’ogni re maggior il Trubadur!

UPDATE: A sleep-deprived La Cieca and DeCaffarrelli unanimously hail has reviewed the results once more and, in a revised ruling, declares a tie between Trubadur (pictured) and Giasone at 27 all as winners of the “Ladies in the Dark” vocal ID competition. Read more »