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No fits, no fights, no feuds and no egos

The list of collaborations between Anna Netrebko and Yannick Nézet-Séguin has expanded yet again, with a new Met production of Lohengrin in 2022 (directed by Phelim McDermott) joining previously revealed plans for Aïda in 2019-2020 and Salome in 2020-2021. Read more »

Nile, see you in my dreams

A spokesman for Anna Netrebko informs parterre box that the diva is scheduled to sing Aïda at the Met during the 2018-2019 season in the existing production by Sonja Frisell. She will reprise the role in 2020-2021 in a new production of the Verdi opera by a director TBA, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.   Read more »

Gewitter und Sturm

The wild tempest that whipped and drenched the audience as it exited the Met after Tuesday’s season premiere of Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer mirrored the finer features of the evening: Michael Volle’s anguished Dutchman and Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s lithe and fiery conducting.  Read more »

Arms and the man I sing

Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes up the baton for tonight’s season premiere of Der Fliegende Holländer at the Met, and the cher public will surely all be in place for discussion of The Gun Show.

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Lethal injection

If British Opera magazine is to be believed, incoming Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin has already scheduled the first artistic fiasco of his new incumbency.

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Master of the house

Incoming Met music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin “plans to open his first season with a new production of Verdi’s Aida starring Anna Netrebko and to start the following season with Ms. Netrebko as Strauss’s Salome.”

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What dreams may come

La Cieca is assured by one of her most reliable mavens that a 2018-2019 production of Lohengrin at the Met looks like a definite “go.”

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Lait préludes

Does yummy Yannick Nézet-Séguin owe it all to dairy?

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The sprite in you

Today’s Rusalka video overview covers filmed performances of Dvorák’s opera since 2010.

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Climbing Up the Ass II: The Climbening

Incoming Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin lavishes praise on former Met Music Director James Levine for actually doing his job, for once.

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