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  • Quanto Painy Fakor: This news about the Ian Campbell buy off is disgusting! http://www.kpbs... 9:44 AM
  • La Cieca: Oh boo hoo. The armchair served a specific purpose dramatically and the straight back chairs were,... 9:38 AM
  • aulus agerius: “What chairs?” There was the ubiquitous armchair which was a focal point of the... 9:22 AM
  • manou: Ah, but a great touch of originality here “…most ly in black and white against video... 8:41 AM
  • Krunoslav: Bad guys wearing Ray Bans onstage – what an unaccustomed image! 8:33 AM
  • La Cieca: What chairs? The first scene of the opera takes place in what is apparently a reception area for... 5:11 AM
  • manou: Elephant dung is so passé (cf Chris Ofili). I am sure we can rely on Bieito to find other more... 5:04 AM
  • Porgy Amor: He was not OK IMO — he nearly derailed the duet, for example, as I’m sure everyone heard.... 1:51 AM
  • John L: Orestes, I was also expecting some kind of crazy pyrotechnics when they had Brunnhilde lay on a disc... 12:25 AM
  • m. croche: A small part of me hopes that when Bieito stages Forza at the Met, he has all the characters sit... 11:38 PM

Crave the date

It only just occurred to La Cieca that the opening night of New York City Opera’s 2013 season—the premiere of their new production of Powder Her Face—is February 15, a date that sounds oddly familiar somehow.

5 comments

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    I don’t get it? Other than the need for certain critics to be present at the important premieres, how will this affect the audiences? NYCO will be lucky if they don’t have to paper the house.

  • Will says:

    I agree that audiences for the Ades and the Wagner most probably do not overlap too much (except for certain fanatics like me who go to everything from Monteverdi to what was written last week). My guess is that Tommasini will show up for Parsifal and Zachary Woolfe will cover NYCO, this being a good Ades year in in the city. Each may then show up for the other opera later in their runs, who knows?

  • Buster says:

    Ades will dislike Wagner even more now.