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The naked truth

akhnatenHighlights of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019-2020 season will include the company premiere of Glass’s Akhnaten featuring Anthony Roth Costanzo and first local Turandot of Anna Netrebko (not pictured), according the always intriguing Met Future Wiki.  Read more »

It’s about this town

wonderful-townThe Leonard Bernstein centennial is fast approaching my friends and by August of 2018 arts organizations worldwide will have unleashed a blitzkrieg of Lenny unto a (hopefully) indebted and (likely by then) musically exhausted public. The first shot across the bow appeared over the weekend from L.A. Opera with their inspired concert staging of his musical-comedy bouquet to New York, Wonderful Town.  Read more »

The way you sip your tea

iraBorn on this day in 1896 lyricist Ira GershwinRead more »


Chat: Salome

Listen (starting at 7:55 PM) and and chat, cher public.

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Next to Norma

Anita Cerquetti had one of the most remarkable, most brief careers in opera in the past century.

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“Music isn’t only a profession”

Happy 70th birthday tenor José Carreras.

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Chat: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

From the Bayerische Staatsoper, a live telecast of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, starting at 1:00 PM today. 

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If you please

Everyone’s favorite disingenuous alt-right music critic, Jay Nordlinger, explains that the real problem in opera today is not enough blackface.

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Mad about music

Born on this day in 1921 Deanna Durbin.

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When divas collide, part infinity

La Royale hostessed a Fridays Under 40 reception before the opera, then graced a parterre box during the performance.

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