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  • Lohenfal: Bill, I live too far away from Bard and didn’t see the Fierrabras you mention. However, the... 8:11 PM
  • kashania: No doubt, La Cieca. At least Gelb is addressing the situation. 7:37 PM
  • La Cieca: It would have been better if the galloping increases in union compensation had been addressed five... 7:28 PM
  • kashania: Agreed. It would have been much better if they had addressed the pay structure and the pensions and... 6:54 PM
  • bluecabochon: You say that as if it’s a bad thing. 6:45 PM
  • Bill: Did anyone besides me attend the Fierrabras at Bard last Sunday. I see no reviews in the NY Times and... 6:41 PM
  • olliedawg: I have to agree with operaasport’ s POV. The terms described take a small percentage from... 6:35 PM
  • operaassport: That’s a common clause in contracts and has nothing to do with who is more powerful. 6:19 PM
  • operaassport: “Pretty significant cuts.” You must be reading a different document than me. I see... 6:18 PM
  • operaassport: Nice try from our resident union spokesman but when “AGMA” decides how it is going... 6:15 PM

The butterfly effect

Midway through the first portion of Wednesday’s New York City recital debut of Mme. Natalie Dessay I became very distracted by the persistent urge to try to characterize the experience of what was happening on stage, for this was, by no means, an ordinary recital and no ordinary debutante.   Read more »

Fair, game

The Monday, 12th December, Weill Hall recital debut of Signora Chiara Taigi, a strikingly good looking Italian soprano, who had made her American operatic debut this past March, starring as Selika in the OONY production of Meyerbeer’s long-neglected L’Africaine, was something Your Own Camille had looked forward to with a high hopes and a faintly wondering glee, for several months now.   Read more »