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  • La Cieca: Okay, operaassport, you have earned the title of “Chatte de la semaine.” Moderation for... 2:22 PM
  • Krunoslav: Oh, no! Surely the Milanese loggionisti will let her know what they think of her singing.... 2:21 PM
  • redbear: I am more and more amazed at what passes for dialogue in press and conversations – even here... 1:45 PM
  • tannengrin: I hope Mark Hampton and/or Mary Louise Wilson are available to write. “Full Gallop”... 1:30 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=b_nu 2Z8IGt0 Does anyone know if this was taped complete? 1:29 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: BTW Kruno have you seen who will be the Marzelline in the new Scala Fidelio? Our favorite... 1:24 PM
  • Jamie01: With the Biebs as Graham Nash? 1:22 PM
  • Krunoslav: “EEF you haff to cut something, you haff to cut COUNTESS ALMAVIVA’S arias. Not.... 1:13 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Understood, ilpenedel, and thank you; I should have said that “some” can at... 12:52 PM
  • Clita del Toro: I didn’t want to discus Studer’s appearance when I saw the photo, but…to... 12:44 PM

Blind arrogance

Which rat-faced former elected official—who has been coasting on (and profiting off) the one good week he had 13 years ago ever since then—is now about to stick his notoriously art-hating snout into Monday night’s anti-Klinghoffer demonstrations?

Unadorned

There was wonder and magic Wednesday night in Philly when The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presented British tenor Mark Padmore and American pianist Jonathan Biss in a recital devoted to the songs of Schumann, Tippett, and Fauré. Read more »

Weighed in the balances

On this day in 529 BC, King Cyrus the Great of Persia marched into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost 70 years of exile and issuing the first Human Rights Declaration. Read more »

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Top hatters

Christopher Alden‘s production of Handel’s Partenope is so erudite and theatrically audacious and also such a rollicking ride, it’s hard to believe it isn’t crap.

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Martinu, very dry

Gotham Chamber Opera, which began to operate twelve years ago with a double bill of Bohuslav Martinu’s quirky little pieces, opened its 2014-15 season with two more, Alexandre bis (Alexander, twice) and Comedy on the Bridge.

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Bach to Bach

Three nights, three concert halls, and three incredibly diverse programmes.

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Doyenne

On this day in 1925 English-American actress Angela Lansbury was born.

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Macbeth

Ricevete la mercè de’vostri onori

Join the party, cher public, for the free web broadcast of Macbeth tonight starting at 7:15. Of course, La Casa della Cieca will be buzzing!

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Photo: Richard Termine

Mourning in America

“Taken by itself, the St. Matthew Passion felt a little mundane. But compared to Zauberflöte, it could have been the Second Coming.”

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Alexandre

Daily double

Here’s a quick last-minute quiz for you Martinu fans out there: answer the question after the jump and win two tickets to Gotham Chamber Opera’s double bill program of Alexandre bis and Comedy on the Bridge this week.

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