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The Met: What is to be done?

22 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

Coming as Peter Gelb did from the music industry, opera lovers hoped that he would display a more distinctive knack for casting and an improved talent pipeline than Joe Volpe offered during the waning years of his tenure.

Low-fat Schoenberg

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

With orchestral and choral forces that could outnumber a small European village, Arnold Schoenberg’s Gurre-Lieder is a composition designed to overwhelm.

La voce sua soave

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

At Camille's request, here's some all-American Bellini from our dear Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: a live performance of I puritani from New York City Opera featuring Beverly Sills.

You are most kind

2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

In fact, as Madame Vera Galupe-Borszkh used to say, "you are every kind." Enjoy commenting on off-topic and general interest subjects, cher public.

On the beach

3 days agoArts : Parterre Box

The sea, the sky, the wind, the storms that are so frequently depicted in the music of Benjamin Britten are brilliantly illuminated in the new DVD of Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach, a collaboration between Aldeburgh Music, film director Margaret Williams, and stage director Tim Albery.

Big D-elight

3 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Who is the most happy fella, he who perfectly fits societal definitions of fitness and attractiveness, or he who attains self-acceptance in spite of whatever personal idiosyncrasies he may confront?

Till there was June

3 days agoArts : Parterre Box

After her marvelous Pat Nixon at the Théâtre du Châtelet  two years ago, June Anderson returned there last Wednesday with pianist Jeff Cohen for a recital of French melodies and Broadway songs.

Wrecking ball

3 days agoArts : Parterre Box

On the evidence of the trailer for the Baden Baden Festival, the upcoming new Met co-production of Manon Lescaut by Sir Richard Eyre (and who better to direct a German/American production of an Italian opera set in France and Louisiana than a Brit?) looks to be a fairly straightforward, if drab, update to circa 1940.

Congratulations Michael Fabiano!

5 days agoArts : Parterre Box

The spectacular young American tenor has just been named the winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker award.

Boy wonder

5 days agoArts : Parterre Box

La Cieca's bean counters inform her that a certain clean-shaven young tenor is the winner of this year's Richard Tucker award.

Hast du Übermut?

5 days agoArts : Parterre Box

From the legendary Mike Richter collection, here's another segment of "El Anillo," act two of Siegfried from the Teatro Colón.

Wings of desire

6 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Tonight's broadcast of Madama Butterfly from the Met is sure to attract many of the cher public to La Casa della Cieca.

The girl on the moon

last weekArts : Parterre Box

"In Kristine Opolais, who gave her first Met performance in the title role on Friday night, the company has a Butterfly with the soaring voice and penetrating theatrical presence to meet Minghella’s elegant dramaturgy head on."

Slate a lecture

last weekArts : Parterre Box

"Miss Garden has prepared no titles for her lectures, explaining, 'I will speak as I feel'."

A coupla white chicks sitting around talking

last weekArts : Parterre Box

On Wednesday, April 23rd at 8:15 PM, renowned soprano Deborah Voigt and opera and theater director Francesca Zambello, friends for over twenty-five years, join to discuss opera, inspiration, artistry and friendship.

Spring into winter

last weekArts : Parterre Box

For those of you who might be feeling just a little too cheerful this week, Our Own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin offers three performances of Winterreise, sung by Mark Padmore, Simon Keenlyside and Gerald Finley.

No business like snow business

last weekArts : Parterre Box

Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin is his masterwork and its themes of social convention and unrequited longing surely struck a deep chord in a composer who, in late 19th century Russia, was gay and had to conduct himself carefully.

Vienna pop

last weekArts : Parterre Box

With Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Arabella once again on the Met’s stage, I thought I’d take a moment to revisit that opera’s most reviled character, the Fiakermilli.

Different gowns upon a bevy

last weekArts : Parterre Box

No need to dress for this week's intermission feature, cher public: just show up and start discussing off-topic and/or general interest subjects.

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