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  • Krunoslav: I meant Elias’ AMNERIS, not Carmen ( to which, yes, her vocal size fitted her better). 9:42 AM
  • kennedet: I’m sorry to tell you this redbear, but I am an “old people talking on this... 9:20 AM
  • Krunoslav: Agree that the Baltsa Met Carmen was pretty vile– the timbre had developed in an ugly... 9:09 AM
  • pasavant: Funny, without being vulgar. 8:43 AM
  • Krunoslav: I heard Baltsa twice at the Met in a role i was used to Troyanos in, Octavian, and would not have... 8:40 AM
  • Bill: Marshie – although I have seen Garanca numerous times, in general, not in roles where she was... 8:23 AM
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  • Krunoslav: GUNTRAM was indeed very fine. Owens is a real find for Strauss and light Wagner roles, though she... 8:14 AM
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Your dithery doyenne sometimes gets so bogged down in local drama such as the continuing story that is NYCO that she overlooks the occasional outlying scandale. Such is the case with what she will henceforth call The Mishegas in Milwaukee. 

This brouhaha over the direction of the Skylight Opera has (per La Cieca’s informant) escalated into “rescinding contracts of singers who made disparaging comments about Skylight on Facebook… and over 20 artists contracted for the upcoming 50th season withdrawing from performances.”

To get up to speed on this whole fiasco, La Cieca suggests you spend some time poring over tuesdays, an arts blog by the apparently indefatigable “actor, director, composer, playwright, t-shirt salesperson, former telemarketer… wedding band singer, and kimball organ demonstrator in the local shopping mall (at eight years old)” Tony Clements.

2 comments

  • LeperEllo says:

    I don’t know nuthin’ ’bout this Mishegas, but I did see a production of The Student Prince there many, many years ago (and I ain’t sayin’ how many). It was a really good show.

  • Sanford says:

    Well. I think it’s amazing to see such a huge show of support from artists. What a thrilling show of selflessness.