I read today in the New York Times that Tracie Luck is doing Margaret Garner at the New York City Opera this month. She has been understudying Denyce Graves in Minnesota, Cincinnati, etc. and now gets to take the stage herself. Maybe this will be a breakout part for her. I know I gave her shit, but that should really be considered flattering. It means she's worth bothering about. Margaret Garner by Richard Danielpour on a libretto by Toni Morrison has proven very popular.
And Thursday was a nice long article about Bayreuth, incuding a review of the current Maistersinger.