Cher Public

  • Cocky Kurwenal: I’m very grateful to Christopher for posting this, and I’m really enjoying both sopranos (Erie Mills is new to... 8:19 AM
  • gustave of montreal: No 15 dead. But 9 unfortunate. The sniper (apparently one depressed loner) killed himself. Nothing relates to... 8:16 AM
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  • redbear: This is from The Guardian site about 5 hours ago: Fears over Bayreuth opera festival Germany’s legendary Bayreuth opera festival... 5:06 AM
  • redbear: They could change but they don’t because of reams of the mindless who vote regardless. 4:34 AM
  • Sanford: Control of the media by the DNC???? If that were true, Trump wouldn’t have gotten billions of dollars of free TV coverage.... 3:14 AM
  • Sanford: Well, here;s the original, Patricia Elliot. She died last December after a long career on One Life To Live as Renee Buchanan and... 3:00 AM

Gong show

PavarottiLuciano Pavarotti‘s family says the late opera singer would not have approved of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump‘s use of his recording of Giacomo Puccini’s aria ‘Nessun Dorma,’ or ‘None Shall Sleep.’ in his election campaign.” [Yahoo News]

You stepped out of a dream

Anna Hedy“Noch nicht fertig ist das Kleid für Anna Netrebko, das sie in der konzertanten Aufführung als Manon Lescaut tragen wird. 36.000 Swarovski-Steine werden dort aufgebracht.” [ORF]

Norman Lebrecht wants *you* to fact-check his next column

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 8.24.12 PMBraindead coot Norman Lebrecht gets it wrong again: the design competition he links to clearly has nothing to do with the cover of Anna Netrebko‘s upcoming CD.

Hidden Magic

And now a word from our sponsor

La Cieca sends kudos our most faithful benefactors.

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Maralin Niska 1926-2016

Soprano Maralin Niska, a mainstay of New York City Opera and America’s regional opera companies from the 1960s through the 1980s, died at her home in Santa Fe yesterday.

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Zachary Woolfe

“It wasn’t my intention to get notoriety”

On this day in 2009, Zachary Woolfe made his debut as an opera critic in the Observer.

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Anna Manon

Com’è sereno sul miracolo d’amor!

Anna gets veristic.

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love nest

Cost disease rampant in city!

Intrepid cub reporter Terry Teachout has scored the scoop of the century!

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Oil, be seeing you

>Today at noon from the Bayerische Staatsoper, a live telecast of the premiere of Halévy’s La Juive.

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And boy were her arms tired

“15 Classical Musicians Who Are Out and Proud”

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