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You gotta ring them bells

The New York Times has the scoop! At long last (and about fucking time) undisputed genius Stefan Herheim will make his Metropolitan Opera debut in “a future season,” staging Les Vêpres siciliennes. Read more »

Blonde Venus?

The frequently-omniscient Future Met Wiki has recently vouchsafed a few morsels about upcoming Met seasons. Details after the jump!  Read more »

The Assistant General Manager is on the march!

The Metropolitan Opera announced that Diane Zola has been appointed the company’s new Assistant General Manager, Artistic, replacing the late Robert Rattray. So says the Met’s press office.

Madness on the moors!

The new cast at the Met suggested an alliterative retitling of Lucia di Lammermoor was needed—perhaps Lost Loonies in Love or its Italian equivalent?

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Speaking ill of the dead

Plácido Domingo’s conducting reduced the score’s urgency to the lethargy of a jellyfish.

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Mario, tu qui?!

Najmiddin Mavlyanov will sing the role of Cavaradossi in the May 8 and 12 performances of Puccini’s Tosca.

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Deuxième partie: “Ah, word ill urged…”

Andrea Shin will sing the role of Roméo in tonight’s performance of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, replacing Charles Castronovo, who is ill.

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Quantum leap

Like Julius Caesar before her, Anna Netrebko can rightly proclaim “Veni vidi vici” about her decisive Roman victory at the Metropolitan Opera where she took on her first-ever Tosca.

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