Cher Public

  • La Cieca: That is Peters’ trainer, Joseph Pilates. 11:26 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Her teacher William Herman who also taught Patrice Munsel. 11:12 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Who is that man feeling his peters? Boyajian? 10:53 AM
  • chicagoing: I was very happy to hear Eleonora Burrato as Alice Ford in Falstaff here a couple weeks ago and look forward to her... 10:52 AM
  • armerjacquino: Yep. Here’s someone who was breaking through to big, high-profile gigs before they met who is now ‘happy to... 10:49 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Whatever tier we’re placing the Rome Opera in, I don’t think Riccardo Muti works with just anyone. 10:44 AM
  • Krunoslav: “Tornerà! 221; Do a search for “Stuttgart&# 8221;. http://www.forumop era.com/v1/actu/so uliotis.htm 10:21 AM
  • LT: I don’t think Rome opera is a top tier house. I don’t even believe it to be a second tier one. Not nowadays for sure. Of... 10:20 AM

The fall guy

Heads are about to roll at New York City Opera, probably including George Steel‘s—though given the troupe’s bizarro history for the past few years, who can say? This is in the wake of a letter leaked to the Wall Street Journal from singers and production staff of the embattled company, which includes this chilling statement: “We are very frustrated that NYCO has now become an opera company that does not do opera.” 

Meanwhile, AGMA’s Alan Gordon has emailed AP with a warning that Tthe musicians and stagehands could “strike and drive City Opera out of existence” if working hours and benefits are cut.

A board meeting, “widely expected to determine the fate of the company’s fall season,” is scheduled for today..

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