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La sonnambula

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Broadcast: Turandot

Lise Lindstrom and Roberto Alagna (not pictured) head the cast of the Royal Opera House’s Turandot, to be webcast starting at 2:00 PM EDT. Parterrians, start your discussion!

Tenors gone wild

Among several fine productions at Aix this summer, Dmitri Tcherniakov’s brilliantly conceived and executed Carmen proved a game changer.  Read more »

Contre nous de la tyrannie l’étendard sanglant est levé

We at parterre box wish you a joyous and thoughtful Bastille Day.

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Dramatic ARC

Wednesday brought Christopher Alden’s grimly dark and violent take on Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo at National Sawdust.

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Czar search

The highlight of this year’s Bard Summerscape festival must be a rare staging of Dvorak’s Dimitrij.

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Soprano/critic

Born on this day in 1921 soprano Marcella Pobbè.

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The beautiful stage is empty

Two productions at the Aix-en-Provence festival shared one look.

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Broadway baby

Happy 42nd birthday actor and singer-songwriter Cheyenne Jackson.

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“Fluent coloratura and dramatic enchantment”

Born on this day in 1925 soprano Mattiwilda Dobbs.

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