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  • -Ed.: I grew up near Pittsburgh as well, Batty, and yes, given the choice we’d have said easterner and not mid-westerner. Not that... 3:54 PM
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  • Donna Anna: Well, for as long as I’ve been living here (over 30 years), I’ve always heard it referred to as Midwestern. The... 3:00 PM
  • Camille: Oh, that reminds me, vilbastarda, they dropped that priest reciting his expulsion of the heretics crapola in the Hytner Don Carlo... 2:35 PM
  • Batty Masetto: Now that the production has closed, there are rumblings from behind the scenes of considerable tension between the composer... 2:17 PM
  • Camille: Oh forget it. That’ll never happen. Wonder if I should to see the rest of her Ring in DC next year. Don’t want to get... 2:08 PM
  • Camille: What? Zambello got raped onstage? Ohimè!!!!! Povera donna!!!!!!! 2:03 PM

An unknown object draws us

Could there possibly be any more providential day of the year for New York City Opera to announce their Annual Fall Vintage Event?

38 comments

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    For those of you who never saw him and for the rest of us who will never forget him

    • Benedetta Funghi-Trifolati says:

      Grazie. I always thought he could do more with one slightly-raised eyebrow or pinky finger than other singers/actors could with their entire bodies. Saw him as Scarpia, Iago, Falstaff and the Count in NOZZE. As Scarpia he managed to draw magnetic attention even while “dead” and lying on the floor with those glazed-over, open, staring-directly-at-the-audience-fish-eyes. To say nothing of the still menacing from the afterlife sound (which echoed and reverberated through the entire theatre) when he let his fist fall to the floor after Tosca retrieved the salvacondotto from his deathly grip. Maestro!