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Höchste Lust!

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

Better call Fall

Sex and violets on New Year’s Eve.

A gaggle of our parterre critics (not pictured) had what the kids call a “kiki” recently and “spilled the tea” (as the middle-aged folks say) about their greatest expectations for the New York fall season.  Read more »

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Now that Diana Damrau has withdrawn from Les Huguenots at the Opéra de Paris (and congratulations to Lisette Oropesa, who is jumping in to make her role debut as Queen Marguerite!), La Cieca is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 »

You gotta ring them bells

At long last (and about fucking time) undisputed genius Stefan Herheim will make his Metropolitan Opera debut, staging Les Vêpres siciliennes.

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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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Hope Chest

Barihunk John Chest headlines San Francisco Opera’s Billy Budd in the fall of 2019.

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Noises on

Local tenor is a treat

The press release for the Royal Opera’s 2018-2019 season promises “world-renowned opera stars including Michael Fabiano, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko and Eva Maria Westbroek among other treats.

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