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Something unseen

Which opera company has informed a budding composer they are willing to add his new opera to their repertoire for next season… so long as said composer can pony up the estimated $2 million it would cost to present his work?

85 comments

  • Lady Abbado says:

    Here we have a potential replacement for Racette in Mefistofele:

    • Feldmarschallin says:

      Not bad but I still prefer Callas or Olivero. That voice is a bit flutterly no? And those hands have a life of their own. But at least she has a very distinctive voice unless Racette.

      • Cocky Kurwenal says:

        This has become a very predictable riposte on Parterre these days, but in this case I think it applies: Callas is unavailable, and although Olivero might free, I still think Gheorghiu has the edge on her in terms of current suitability.

        • Batty Masetto says:

          Cocky, I’d say Gheorghiu is in the “unavailable” category too, just for different reasons. :)

  • papopera says:

    If Ludwig II von Bayern were still around…

  • jeepgerhard says:

    oh dear, Nico Muhly? Gordon Getty? Giacomo Puccini? So MANY choices, but I think my nickel is on Monsieur Muhly!

    • jeepgerhard says:

      OH, DUH! You wanted to know which OPERA COMPANY, did you not? The Met or San Francisco? Surely not Houston, despite all the oil-dough there.