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Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony

In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann‘s Johnson. The top parterre stories of last month follow the jump. 

La Fanciulla del West Side: Jonas Kaufmann‘s Dick will highlight the Met’s 2018-2019 season, when the tenor sings a new production of Puccini’s La fanciulla del West in New York.

Carol Neblett 1946-2017: The New York City Opera reports the death of American soprano Carol Neblett.

RIP Dmitri Hvorostovsky: The heartbreaking news of the death of Dmitri Hvorostovsky has been confirmed by the baritone’s press representative 21C Media.

Peace of my heart: “Trove Thursday” presents Verdi’s La Forza del Destino starring Aprile Millo as Leonora, a role she never performed at the Met.

Black friday: Usually the longer I know a work the more I look forward to rediscovering it. But that’s just not the case with the Verdi Requiem.

Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes: A wonderfully committed Ailyn Pérez and Gerald Finley abetted by Emmanuel Villaume’s passionate conducting converted me to a Thaïs believer.

Just heaven: Astonishing Anna Netrebko intones the “Monologo di Fedra” at a dress rehearsal of Adriana Lecouvreur.

Hostage situation at Met enters second week: The New York Times‘ 24/7 all-Exterminating Angel all the time coverage continues!

Broadcast: Thäis: “C’est Thais, l’idole fragile qui vient pour la première fois.”

Girl power: An opera that openly confronts female sexuality, power, and militarism in a performance overseen by the most powerful woman in opera in the United States.