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“He towered over the listless supporting cast like Daniel Day-Lewis guest-starring in a marionette show.”

Keenly missed Keenly missed

Simon, Simon, Simon: how we do love you (and miss you)!

Hunch confirmed Hunch confirmed

George Gagnidze and Zeljko Lucic will share the title role of Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Met this fall, replacing Simon Keenlyside

Crown jewel Crown jewel

I’m a long-time fan of the Opera in English series funded by The Peter Moores Foundation that started, fittingly enough, with conductor Reginald Goodall’s performances of Wagner’s Ring cycle recorded live from the London Coliseum and released by EMI

Simon, pure Simon, pure

Celebrating Simon Keenlyside, the most popular artist on your alte Jungfer’s Mixcloud Web site.

Non son io, mio Carlo Non son io, mio Carlo

“Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Luca Salsi will sing the role of Rodrigo in this season’s performances of Verdi’s Don Carlo, replacing Simon Keenlyside, who has withdrawn from the run due to illness.” So says the Met’s press department.

Mr. B Natural Mr. B Natural

This week, Our Own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin shares a modern classic: Wozzeck from the Opéra national de Paris, featuring Simon Keenlyside.

Je suis heureuse ici Je suis heureuse ici

This week, Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin has been unusually generous, sharing a performance of Pelléas et Mélisande featuring the dream pairing of Simon Keenlyside and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.

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Another season opens this weekend, the much-admired series of livestreams from the Bayerische Staatsoper.

Teen spirit Teen spirit

La Cieca thought it would be amusing to do a bit of speculation about what’s to come as we approach the middle of the decade.

F. and Furious F. and Furious

Has it been a year already? Apparently so.