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Out of the depths

For those who fall prey to the sin of Pride this week, penance may follow. Thus “Trove Thursday” appropriately provides a live broadcast of Mozart’s rarely performed cantata Davide Penitente by Les Arts Florissants conducted by William Christie with Sandrine Piau, Véronique Gens and Howard CrookRead more »

“I want to feel my life while I’m in it”

Happy 68th birthday actress Meryl Streep. Read more »

Guilt, edged

If aging French modernist composer Darius Milhaud took a risk in adapting La Mère Coupable as an opera, it wasn’t the quirky, atonal style he used for his score.  Read more »

We’re here, we’re queer (well, some of us)

What the hell is Three Way doing on a list of 7 American Operas That Put LGBTQ Issues Center Stage?

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“Publicity can be terrible”

Born on this day 1921 voluptuous actress Jane Russell.

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Webcast: Tosca

A telecast from the Norske Opera of Puccini’s Tosca, directed by Calixto Bieito.

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Baby, you can can-can too

Born on this day in 1819 composer Jacques Offenbach.

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From Hell

In March 1973, OONY’s second season featured Francesca da Rimini starring Raina Kabaivanska, Plácido Domingo and Matteo Manuguerra.

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For a few dolors more

LoftOpera’s accurately but unpromisingly named Pergolesi & Vivaldi stumbled rather than soared.

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À bout de souffle

Born on this day in 1919 actor Louis Jourdan.

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