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Broadcast: Pelléas et Mélisande

Join le tout Allemonde for this afternoon’s broadcast of Debussy’s apotheosis of evanescence. The broadcast starts at 12:30. (Photo: Karen Almond / Met Opera

Standing together room

The Met is offering federal employees affected by the ongoing government shutdown free tickets for performances from January 19 through January 31, 2019.

House of the setting sun

When a work is named for its lovers one might legitimately expect that pair to dominate its performance but in my experience that is never the case with Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande.  Read more »

Out of sight, out of mind

Now, you would think nothing could please gaycentric La Cieca more than yesterday’s New York Times profile of the Met’s new music director…

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Two divas enter! One diva leaves!

“Remember where you are. This is Adriana Lecouvreur. Death is listening, and will take the first diva that screams.”

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Broadcast: Otello

It’s the final Otello broadcast of the Met season.

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Discomfort zone

Roberto Alagna’s physical and vocal embodiment of Don José lent his particular narrative a complication I hadn’t anticipated.

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Neigh sayers: Frightening the Horses

At tonight’s performance of Aida at the Met, the Triumphal Scene horses suddenly panicked and tried to bolt from the stage. I can’t say I blame them.

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