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Ah tweet mystery of life

“At 58, Ms. Mattila, who is currently onstage here at the Aix Festival in Weill and Brecht’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, is having something of a late-career renaissance: a newly expanding repertoire and newfound celebrity on Twitter, where she is beloved by some of opera’s most ardent fans.” [New York Times]

And yet she persisted


Are you ready for some Fantasy Football?

Many of my friends and colleagues play fantasy football, an online game where you as team manager gather athletes of varying skills and stats into a team of your choosing. You pit your imaginary team against other players in matches to test your skills in the craft of assembling and managing a sport team.  Read more »

Höchste Lust!

Karita Mattila has just rather casually let slip that she has “signed in for [her] first Isolde.”

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Broadcast: Hadrian

Twitter legend Karita Mattila, elegantly muumuu’d Thomas Hampson and Les Boys headline Rufus Wainwright‘s grandiose opera Hadrian.

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Never mind the six feet

Yet another surprising new project for Karita Mattila: Leticia Van Allen in Myra Breckenridge.

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Blonde Venus?

The frequently-omniscient Future Met Wiki has recently vouchsafed a few morsels about upcoming Met seasons.

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Rock, star

The centerpiece of Janácek’s Jenufa was the performance of Karita Mattila as the murderous Kostelnicka.

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