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Ottoman and woman

42 minutes agoArts : Parterre Box

“With radiant looks, we shall depart this world,” sing Konstanze and Belmonte near the end of Mozart’s exotic yet charming opera Singspiel Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

An “Affair” to remember

2 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

Janácek mavens, Bayerische Staatsoper devotees and Pavel Cernoch groupies alike will be glued to their monitors this afternoon when Vec Makropulos is webcast live from Munich starting at 1:00 PM.

Side eye and bitch face

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

At the first intermission at last night's Met revival of Aida, I turned to my companion and said, “So... what about the Aida? I thought she was supposed to be good.”

Prison riot

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

Herbert von Karajan once said listening to some of his old recordings made him envy painters who could simply burn the pictures they disliked.

Pulped friction

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

Prepare to have your eyes opened.

Red shoe diaries

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

Sonya Yoncheva will make her North American role debut as Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata at the Met this January.

What’s seen cannot be unseen

2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Which Met superstar—who's no stranger to blind items this season—is the first to accede to the Met's suggestion of a fee reduction of 7% for principal artists in upcoming seasons?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Just in time for Halloween, Decca Classics has released the trailer for the upcoming CD Renée Fleming: Christmas in New York.

“Rachel, please, it can’t matter to you!”

4 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Finally the mystery has been solved: glamorous Joyce DiDonato and mousy Rachel DiDonato (pictured, left to right) are really the same person!

In witch we serve

4 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Sunday afternoon’s intermittently involving concert performance of Handel’s Alcina at Carnegie Hall starred an unusually intense Joyce DiDonato as a powerful sorceress blinded by her romantic delusions.

Mezzo piano

5 days agoArts : Parterre Box

This week’s contribution from Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin is a more intimate one, sort of: a recital by Dame Gwyneth Jones. Dame Gwyneth Jones Geoffrey Parsons, piano Teatro Regio, Parma 11 March 1983 Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser – Dich,...Show More Summary

La voix de l’Empereur!

6 days agoArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1520, Charles V, later Holy Roman Emperor, was crowned King of Germany. Born on this day in 1797 soprano Giuditta Pasta Born on this...Show More Summary

Two on the aisle

6 days agoArts : Parterre Box

La Cieca hopes that even the less celebrated attendees at this week's intermission feature will feel free to commment on off-topic and general interest subjects.

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