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    Quote Originally Posted by tyroneslothrop View Post
    Metropolitan Opera is focus of online petition decrying Putin: 1400 sign a petition against Gergiev and Netrebko [clicky]
    It's definitely an interesting and important topic. Unfortunately, it's difficult to discuss without getting into politics.

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    Elīna Garanča Withdraws From All Met Opera Performances for 2013-14: [http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/20...ormances/?_r=0]
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    Anna Netrebko Reveals New Repertoire; To Sing 'Macbeth' At Met Opera [clicky]
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    Hot ticket: ‘Eugene Onegin’
 gets new director at the Met: [clicky]
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    Aleksandra Kurzak Pregnant With Roberto Alagna's Child: [clicky]

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    Interview: Waiting for Gergiev: [clicky]
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyroneslothrop View Post
    Elina Garanca Withdraws From All Met Opera Performances for 2013-14: [http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/20...ormances/?_r=0]
    When I saw the headline, I wondered if she could be pregnant. At least she'll have some very good replacements in Alice Coote and Sophie Koch; I was less happy with her substitute when she dropped out of Anna Bolena a few years ago.

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    Glyndebourne: The remarkable alchemy of opera: [clicky]
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    Weiner’s Met Opera vibrato: [clicky]
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    Under Zambello, Glimmerglass festival creating a new musical community: [clicky]
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    Review of Benjamin Britten, by Neil Powell: "This fawning biography of Benjamin Britten fails to note any of the English composer’s shortcomings." [clicky]

    I have this biography--what shortcomings?
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    Versatile Opera Star, Director, Teacher Regina Resnik Dies at 90: [clicky]

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    Plotkin: The Russians are Coming! Locating the Slavic Soul in Opera: [clicky]
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    For those of you who think that Placido should have retired as a tenor, here is a review of a new CD that will try your patience: [clicky]

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    Placido's health is definitely improving. He has just appeared in his first opera (well, a concert opera): [clicky]
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