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Paris mismatch

Now that Diana Damrau has withdrawn from Les Huguenots at the Opéra de Paris (and congratulations to Lisette Oropesa, who is jumping in to make her role debut as Queen Marguerite!), La Cieca is almost certain that Damrau will not appear at the Met this fall for the scheduled new production of La traviata. After the jump, a prediction of how this snafu may be resolved.  Read more »

Music and lyric

Soprano Nadine Sierra has been named the winner of the 13th 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 given to “extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40 who have already appeared in featured solo roles at the Met.”

Are the stars out tonight?

This year’s Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s annual gala concert at Carnegie Hall, though marginally less starry than last year’s, promises 2017 Tucker Award winner, soprano Nadine Sierra, joined by Ailyn Pérez, Tamara Wilson, Stephanie Blythe, Tara Erraught, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Javier Camarena, Vittorio Grigolo and Sir Bryn Terfel.

Tucker everlasting

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s annual gala promises (note, promises) a particularly glittery roster this year.

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Barton glances

The annual Richard Tucker Gala is probably the event of the year to indulge your love of verismo staples and can belto screaming.

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Here’s Lucy

The breaking news from San Francisco Opera is that Nadine Sierra will sing the title role of in a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor, replacing Diana Damrau, who will not.

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