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Sony Classical Plans New Recording of La Traviata with Peretyatko, Alagna, Hvorostovsky, and Domingo

New York- Sony Classical to release new complete recording of Verdi’s original, first edition of La Traviata with Olga Peretyatko, Roberto Alagna, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Placido Domingo. Sony Classical plans the release of the first commercial recording of La Traviata before Verdi’s edits after the 1853 premiere. Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko will sing Violetta for […]

Vendi, Questa e L’immagine: The New York City Opera Auction… In Review

Sorry to have been gone for so long, but the Met season was just announced, a new Opera Teen piece is up on Parterre and there’s quite a lot to talk about! First, if you haven’t been following me on twitter, them you might have missed my frantic musings about the New York City Opera […]

New York City Opera Appoints Myra Huang Head Of Music Staff

(Text courtesy of Blake Zidell and Associates and New York City Opera) New York City Opera is pleased to announce the appointment of Myra Huang, whom Opera News has praised as “among the top accompanists of her generation” and “a colouristic tour de force,” as Head of Music Staff. The announcement comes on the eve […]

Lovely Lohengrin

Sorry for the extended absence, opera fans. The holidays are in full swing(A very happy Hannukah to anyone celebrating) and I’ve had so much to do. In light of Friday’s opening night of La Scala in Milan, some kind soul has posted the entire video of the performance of Lohengrin conducted by Daniel Barenboim, starring […]

James Levine to Return to the Met in 2013

BREAKING NEWS! James Levine is scheduled to return to the Metropolitan Opera next season, conduction a new production of Verdi’s Falstaff, and revivals of Cosi fan Tutte and Wozzeck. He will also conduct the Met orchestra’s final cencert at Carnegie Hall. The conductor is said to be making great progress and he will be conducting […]

C’Est Toi? Yes, It’s Me.

Now for a post of shameless self promotion. Many of you may have noticed that I have been interviewed and profiled by the Christian Science Monitor. You can read the article here, and a I want to send a big thank you to the very talented author, Whitney Eulich!

Breaking News! This Just In!

This just in via the Metropolitan Opera’s Twitter: “In this season’s performances of MARIA STUARDA, Leicester will be sung by Matthew Polenzani, replacing Francesco Meli #castchange“ He will be replacing tenor Francesco Meli who was originally scheduled to sing the role. The cast list on the website has been updated and I think this would […]

Pre-Performance Post

Lemme just say that I love Will and Margret’s banter. So far, to preface the performance, we have heard interviews from: Anna Netrebko: She gave a really interesting idea about her portrayal of Adina, and about how she “Can’t feel love”. Bartlett Sher: He said exactly what you thought he’d say. Debbie Voigt interviewed: Renee […]

OPENING NIGHT OF THE METROPOLITAN OPERA 2012-2013 SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s been a long summer, but we’ve finally got here. Metropolitan Opera Opening Night for the 2012-2013 season, and I couldn’t be more excited! Tonight’s opening performance is a new production of Donizetti’s treasured comedy, L’Elisir D’Amore, directed by Bart Sher. The production stars Anna Netrebko as Adina, who is singing the complete role for […]

Robert Lepage’s Ring DVD, Wagner’s Dream, and Some Random Highlights for Available Pre-Order

I feel like I’m breaking a story!(I’m probably kinda late on this one though…) The Met Opera Shop has begun to take pre-orders for a box set of the Robert Lepage HD Ring Cycle. The 8 DVD set includes all the Ring operas plus the Susan Froemke documentary Wagner’s Dream for $135.00. The documentary, which […]

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