People named Jimmy or Placido don’t seem to know this, but when your brains or your bones send you the message, “Hang up the toe-shoes, Bobolink,” do it! Next week the regular Met broadcast season begins; the fiction is that for 20 weeks we will all be listening to and chatting about the same opera. (Yeah, sure!) That makes this a good week to quit. Read more »
Pyrotechnics abound when Angela Meade stars in Opera Orchestra of New York’s production of Donizetti’s tragic love story, Parisina d’Este, conducted by OONY founder Eve Queler on May 4, 2016 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. OONY last performed this opera in 1974 starring Montserrat Caballé. The remaining cast features a group of young international artists including American tenor Aaron Blake in the role of Ugo, Chinese baritone Yunpeng Wang in the role of Duke Azzo, Serbian bass Sava Vemic in the role of Ernesto, and American Soprano Mia Pafumi in the role of Imelda. Don’t miss this thrilling, rare Donizetti gem.! Remaining tickets are on sale at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office. Read more »
Today’s chat combines the excitement of a contest with the life-or-death nail-biting of Turandot. The rules are simple; several mistakes are built into the text. You are to find the mistakes before “someone else” does. But if you don’t find all the mistakes you have to send me (pictured) $1.39. Ready! Set! Go! Read more »
My figures show it’s still too early to call Ohio, but other races are more decisive.
Several things got into my inbox this week, calling into question my dependability and accuracy.