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I couldn’t kill a fly

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Look who’s talking

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Infinite variety

CleopatraHappy 62nd birthday playwright, actor, commentator and diseuse Charles BuschRead more »

Photo:  Mostly Mozart Festival presents
Mozart's "Così fan tutte"
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Louis Langrée, conductor
Lenneke Ruiten, Fiordiligi (Mostly Mozart debut)
Kate Lindsey, Dorabella
Sandrine Piau, Despina
Joel Prieto, Ferrando (Mostly Mozart debut)
Nahuel di Pierro, Guglielmo (Mostly Mozart debut)
Rod Gilfry, Don Alfonso (Mostly Mozart debut)
Musica Sacra (Mostly Mozart debut)
Kent Tritle, chorus director
concert photographed: 7:30 PM; Monday, August 15, 2016 at AliceTully Hall; Lincoln Center, NYC; Photograph: © 2016 Richard Termine 
PHOTO CREDIT - Richard Termine

That’s how they did it

Idomeneo proved enormously moving while a much more complicated Così fan Tutte went for shallow romantic hijinks stripping that work of its darkly ambiguous disturbing view of love.

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Can’t buy me love

dell’ arte Opera Ensemble continued its exploration of love and money by mounting Massenet’s Manon

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It happened one knight

Falstaff, Verdi’s totally unexpected, final, great comedic roar.

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Valerie Harper

Life does not owe me a shred

Happy 77th birthday actress Valerie Harper.

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“When you’re really quiet, you can hear the tinkling when they stop.”

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I am not easily assimilated

On this day in 1986 the Charles Strouse / Stephen Schwartz / Teresa Stratas musical Rags opened on Broadway.

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Daniela Dessì 1957-2016

Soprano Daniela Dessì has died of cancer. She was 59.

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