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Cost disease rampant in city!

love nestIntrepid cub reporter Terry Teachout has scored the scoop of the century: the Met is selling well below capacity!

Oil, be seeing you

JuiveToday at noon from the Bayerische Staatsoper, a live telecast of the premiere of Halévy’s La Juive, with Aleksandra Kurzak in the title role and Roberto Alagna as Eléazar. The cher public are naturally invited to chat.  Read more »

And boy were her arms tired

Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 7.46.49 PM“15 Classical Musicians Who Are Out and Proud,” including a few you’ve never heard of. [WFMT]

Committed

Fully committed

Deborah Voigt, whose commitments have increased with her new position as a member of the full-time faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.”

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Herheim

Chat: Pikovaya dama

Parterre fave Stefan Herheim returns to Dutch National Opera to direct Pikovaya dama, in which the director attempts to reflect on the composer’s life, notably his hidden love for men.

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gockley

Founders come first, then profiteers

“In Houston and San Francisco, David Gockley [not pictured] commissioned operas destined for stages worldwide.”

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chat_noir

Saturday afternoon chat

La Cieca is sure she is unanimous in stating that this afternoon’s online opera broadcasts offer something for everyone in the parterre continuum.

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Mrs Voigt

Misses Lovett

Deborah Voigt has canceled her role debut as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at Florida Grand Opera.

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ory

Nuns, but the lonely heart…

La Cieca though you might be amused, or at least bemused, by a few published reactions to LoftOpera.

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champion

Je ne suis pas précis ici

If you’ve been following the coverage of the Nézet-Séguin succession, you will note that a good deal of the coverage centers on whether the incoming maestro will “champion” this composer or that.

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