Cher Public

Baton vs. glass ceiling

Striving to address a long-standing career imbalance in the opera world, The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that applications are now being accepted for a unique residential program designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors: The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera.  Read more »

Too many clues

Born on this day in 1936 composer Richard Rodney BennettRead more »

Bass of diamonds

Happy 75th birthday bass Samuel RameyRead more »

Fire Walk with Me

This week brings another opera about which we’ve heard a lot but have had few opportunities to see onstage: The Fiery Angel by Sergei Prokofiev.

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The power of fête

The New Amsterdam Opera Company presented a concert Forza (orchestra and chorus, yes; sets and costumes, no) at $35 a ticket.

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Tales that witness madness

Jacques Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann has had a bumpy ride to its pride of position in the current French repertoire.

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The long and winding road

In her debut solo album, Jamie Barton surrounds Gustav Mahler’s staples of the song repertoire, Rückert Lieder, with the less familiar Gypsy Songs of Antonin Dvorák and select songs by Jean Sibelius.

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Art is a barren route, of which glory is the oasis

Born on this day in 1822 novelist Henry Murger.

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By Krauss

Born on this day in 1894 soprano Viorica Ursuleac.

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Broadcast: Idomeneo

Settle in for an afternoon of opera seria, cher public, and chat as you will in the comments section of this post.

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