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Half a decent Onegin

Is Onegin right in one of his early remarks to Lensky that, really, he ought to have gone after Tatyana? In Kasper Holten’s production of this opera (I saw the revival on 22nd December), Olga is patently more interested in Onegin than in Lensky and the latter seems to have some sort of sympathy with Tatyana. 697 more words

Performances I've Seen

Musical Porn

Try to control yourself when you watch this…


Unresolvable conflict of love and revenge. Il Trovatore, The Metropolitan Opera, September 29th, 2015 and October 3rd, 2015

It seems like there is certain pattern in writing up reviews and impressions from the performances I have immensely enjoyed – it is much harder and time consuming rather than many good and some average performances required. 1,132 more words


Il Trovatore

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The Met has assembled an all-star cast for its revival of David McVicar’s Goya-inspired production of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.” The dashing, charismatic tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the soulful Manrico. 40 more words


Amarilli mia bella - A Comparison

When I like a piece of music I often go and look for different version of it. I LOVE comparing them and deciding which one I like best. 63 more words


Welcome Back, Dmitri Hvorostovsky!: A Review of the Met's Il Trovatore

On Friday night, the Met began its run of the second Verdi opera of the season Il Trovatore. The role of Manrico was sung by Yonghoon Lee, Anna Netrebko was Leonora, and Dolora Zajick sang Azucena. 643 more words

Opera Reviews

Verdi's Il Trovatore led by Anna Netrebko opens 10th Met Live in HD Screenings in local theatres

With host Susan Graham, the tenth season of Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions to over 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries, begins at 12:55 pm on October 3, 2015 with Verdi’s drama… 1,314 more words