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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, combining as it does four of your doyenne’s favorite things: Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Zachary Woolfe, opera and being out. (The brown paper packages tied up with strings I can take or leave.) And yet…  Read more »

Emmanuel labor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin “scored particular points in presenting Messiah as a cohesive dramatic arc.”

Philadelphia is a city famous for its musical institutions—so, of course, at this time of year Messiah performances abound. I’m a hardcore fan, and I try to go at least once. This season, I made it to two, at different ends of the institutional spectrum.  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 »

“Tosca,” starring the Philadelphia Orchestra

Though orchestrally lavish, this “semi-staging” delivers less theater than no staging at all.

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Bold faces and broadcasts

Yannick Nézet-Séguin‘s triumphant Elektra at the Met was the subject of parterre box’s most-read article in March 2018.

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And one for Yannick

Coming up at 3:15 PM, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 8.

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“Rock-a-bye your rock-a-bye baby with a tune from Mycenae!”

Yummy Yannick Nézet-Séguin belts out a song in a Met practice room.

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Fifty shades of Grail

The Met’s magnificent revival which opened on Monday night with a superb cast under the mesmerizing leadership of Yannick Nézet-Séguin nearly converted me into a devoted Parsifal disciple.

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