Cher Public

Going, going, gone!

“New York City Opera, seeking to shed decades’ worth of old sets, costumes and props, has decided to auction off most of the material next month, the company’s general manager and artistic director, George Steel, said on Wednesday.” [New York Times]

  • Quanto Painy Fakor

    I’d like to buy some of the Sendak painted drops to hang around my swimming pool.

    • Nerva Nelli

      Given that it’s holiday season, I thought I might purchase the Cleaning Lady costume from the Corsaro MAKROPOULOS CASE as a tax-deductible gift for a long- forgotten elderly diva down on her luck.

      “Ah, je ris…”

  • The next time you see Baba Bubbles, you shall pay!

    • Quanto Painy Fakor

      Bravo. Beverly would have liked that a LOT.

      • perfidia

        And whatever’s left of NYC Opera’s soul will say: “We’ve never been through such a dreadful age.”

  • Quanto Painy Fakor

    And while they prepare for the auction, the NYCO orchestra was picking up some extra money for the holidays playing in Brooklyn last night:

    • Often admonished

      and now for a message from David Koch

      httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=c91usT4P1u0

      • Often admonished

        or not.

  • On the bright side (there must be one, right?): perhaps this will inspire NYCO to revive Boieldieu’s lovely Dame Blanche

    • perfidia

  • manou

    • Quanto Painy Fakor

      Fabulous! I did not know that song about the magnificent Salles de vente ! Thank you so much.

      • manou

        An entire opera in three and a half minutes. Glad you liked it.

  • Gualtier M

    Sam Ramey wants the body suit costume from the old Capobianco “Mefistofele” -- if that is for sale someone should buy it for him.

    • Porpora

      Does he? I’m sure he can afford it, don’t you think?

    • Nerva Nelli

      Yeah, and Carol Neblett and Alan Titus want what they *didn’t* wear in POPPEA with Frances (ya know) Bible.

      Is Susan Baker among the priced-to-sell items on the auction block?