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I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind

baalLa Cieca hears that the dress rehearsal of Nabucco at the Met earlier today came to a halt when the statue of Baal burst into flames. La Cieca will leave it to the cher public to interpret this portent.

The expression “and then I clicked close tab” gets thrown around a lot these days…

bjork“Internationally renowned soprano Renée Fleming begins the New Year with a refreshing new album entitled ‘Distant Light’ – her first orchestral album in three years. It features an adventurous mix of music by Samuel Barber, Anders Hillborg and Björk…”

Don’t go for second best baby

jorden-google-alertThe big news here surely is that Our Own JJ attempted to drive in Manhattan.


Dancer from the dance

On this day in 1905 Richard Strauss‘s Salome premiered in Dresden.

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Hvorostovsky out of Met ‘Onegin’

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from his upcoming opera engagements, including this spring’s Met performances as the title character in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, due to illness.

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A girl like I

On this day in 1949 the Jule Styne musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes opened on Broadway.

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I don’t know why I’m frightened

“Norma non mente!”

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The young and the restless

“We want to figure out how to create a nationwide change in how people think opera can be done. \“

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Of all the queens that ever lived I’d choose you

Born on this day in 1879 composer Rudolf Friml.

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Mourning glory

I can think of no other role that provides the most unique promise of humiliation, and consequently the most opportunity for glory.

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