Grigolo gone Grigolo gone

Star tenor Vittorio Grigolo has been dismissed from the Met.

on December 05, 2019 at 10:56 AM
Già la mansplain e preparata Già la mansplain e preparata

“È tutto amore! Chi a una sola è fedele, verso l’altre è crudele; io che in me sento si esteso sentimento, vo’ bene a tutte quante; le donne poiché calcolar non sanno, il mio buon natural chiamano inganno.”

on November 30, 2019 at 3:44 PM
Altre parole bisbigliavi Altre parole bisbigliavi

Anna Netrebko, in Milan preparing a new production of Tosca for La Scala’s opening night, fires back at an interviewer.

on November 28, 2019 at 3:11 PM
Where the elite meet Where the elite meet

Of more than 13,000 tickets to the ROH’s Fidelio starring Jonas Kaufmann, only “hundreds” will be made available to the public.

on October 23, 2019 at 6:47 PM
Boy interrupted Boy interrupted

Rising tenor TBA is now scheduled for the role of Alfredo in La traviata at the Met, replacing Vittorio Grigolo, who has been suspended for personnel reasons.

on September 26, 2019 at 11:38 AM
Grigolo, a groper? Grigolo, a groper?

Vittorio Grigolo has been suspended from the Royal Opera House’s touring production of Faust in Japan.

on September 23, 2019 at 11:32 PM
Wrong by wrong Wrong by wrong

The board of La Scala voted today to oust incoming general director Alexander Pereira at the end of his first season amid allegations of a conflict of interest.

on May 15, 2014 at 4:42 PM
O brother, wired art thou? O brother, wired art thou?

Shocker of the century! The New York Times reveals that Met singers are miked!

on June 29, 2013 at 10:10 AM
The burning Ghars, or Ghats, or whatever they are The burning Ghars, or Ghats, or whatever they are

Lots of chatter in the British press about the Rowley rowdydow at the Garden.

on December 05, 2012 at 5:05 PM
Beating time Beating time

So meandering and ragged a reading would be alarming at a first rehearsal; for a first night, it was a scandal.

on October 11, 2012 at 3:04 AM
Murder ink Murder ink

Evgeny Nikitin has withdrawn from the Bayreuth Festival’s new production of Der Fliegende Holländer after a German television program revealed the bass-baritone has a swastika tattoo.

on July 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma is “considering actions to be taken to protect the image of the Foundation of its workers and their audiences” following Fabio Luisi‘s cancellation of his participation in Elektra at that theater in order to make time to help clean up the Levineshchina in New York. [Teatro dell’Opera di Roma]

on September 10, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Lovely Marina Poplavskaya, arriving at the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier for dinner following the opening night of La traviata, demonstrates that the previous Franco Zeffirelli production has not gone to waste. The latter-day Scarlett O’Hara‘s motto: “Reduce Reuse Recycle!”

on January 05, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Two versions, and it’s hard to say which one is more revolting, of one of the least savory moments in the life of Leonard Bernstein.

on October 22, 2010 at 9:13 PM