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  • siegmund: Westbroek has sung Isolde before, in Nov/Dec 2013 in Dresden and i think she had positive reviews. 2:33 PM
  • PCally: Interesting I wasn’t aware of this. I’m not really sure Isolde is a very good option for... 2:07 PM
  • PCally: Ivy I actually had never thought of that. She sang at Stuggart for years in all three Janacek parts,... 2:06 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: He was quite entrancing the one time I saw him live, which was as Wolfram, but I don’t... 2:05 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I think that’s true Ivy – I’ve heard Westbroek give thrillingly secure... 2:02 PM
  • decotodd: I saw the operas at the HD on Saturday, and largely concur with JJ. The woman next to me had never... 2:00 PM
  • Hippolyte: Westbroek simply canceled the Isoldes at Bayreuth. She hasn’t dropped the role–she&... 1:39 PM
  • No Expert: I have loved Blegen’s version of this one for decades. httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=g... 1:28 PM
  • baridave: Puzzling performance: moments of real tonal beauty, with, IMHO, off-putting straight tone and going... 1:21 PM
  • Poison Ivy: another thing about EMW is that even though she only made her Met debut in 2011 she’s been... 1:17 PM

“Dying together’s even more personal than living together”

UPDATE: “City Opera’s board voted Thursday to start bankruptcy proceedings next week and wind down the company’s affairs if it fails to raise $7 million by Monday…. If no one steps in to save the company, its current production of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole… could be City Opera’s final performance.” [New York Times]

EARLIER: New York City Opera… says it likely will fail in its goal to raise $7 million by Monday, the deadline it set for suspending the bulk of its 2013-14 season.” [Washington Post]

40 comments

  • whatever says:

    there are two kinds of bankruptcy: liquidation and reorganization. (technically, that’s an over-simplification, but practically it’s fine.) do we know which kind is contemplated here?

  • bassoprofundo says:

    “If no one steps in to save the company, its current production of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole… could be City Opera’s final performance.”

    Fitting, considering the boobs and twats that run City Opera.

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Mortier must have some pretty spiffy attorneys to have his dismissal in Spain cancelled this week.

    • oedipe says:

      Well, sort of. He doesn’t get his job back, but he becomes a consultant to Matabosch. It looks like a reasonable compromise.

      • oedipe says:

        In other, related, news: Roger Guasch, the General Manager of Aliança (Allianz) Barcelona, is apparently slated to become the new GM of the Liceu.

  • bjamcob says:

    Met. Opera = Apple.& City Opera = Blackberry.
    Anna Nicole, how ironic.

    I will always treasure going to City Opera back in the 70s.