Since it seems that some of this blog's feed-based readers have not received the previous post, a short miscellany to update the feed.
First, as you've likely heard, Natalie Dessay is ill and has cancelled the entire Met run of Hamlet. Marlis Peterson, scheduled to make her debut late in the season as Lulu, will sing most of the performances. Let's hope Dessay recovers well for next season's Lucias.
Second, while I'm still personally boycotting Gergiev, this blog may soon offer a firsthand guest report of Thursday's Nose premiere.