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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 ToscaRead more »

Just catch our act at the Met!

Perennial diva Liza Minnelli beams with delight backstage at the Met as she greets legendary Disney characters Sheriff Woody Pride, Elsa and Snow White—along with, somewhat confusingly, two background extras from Goodfellas. [via Twitter]

“Ah, word ill urged to one that is so ill!”

Charles Castronovo will sing the role of Roméo in all performances of the Metropolitan Opera’s forthcoming production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, opening April 23, replacing Bryan Hymel who is ill. So says the Met’s press office.

I want magic

Why, only now, Cendrillon is having its premiere at the Met is a puzzling question.

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Cabal me by your name

It’s fortunate that the Met’s production of Luisa Miller featured the incomparable Piotr Beczala in the role of Rodolfo.

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Italian dressing

Lucia di Lammermoor, a bloody story of a young woman’s mental degeneracy amidst feuding families, remains Donizetti’s most popular exploration of the landscape and culture of Britain.

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The help

As Despina in the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Così fan tutte, Kelli O’Hara injects much needed vitality into an otherwise lethargic evening.

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Suit yourself

La Cieca just received a package of pdf files the sender says is a copy of James Levine‘s lawsuit against the Met.

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