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  • Krunoslav: CHRISTINE Morley Meredith Dr. Rashil Singh Janet Pavek Sita Roy 46th Street Theatre , (4/28/1960... 5:43 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Apparently no simulated sex in this production, which will be a novelty. 5:24 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Tamerlano is currently in rehearsal in Brussels. It’s a lovely work, one I haven’t... 5:15 PM
  • antikitschychick: Thanks and happy holidays to you too :-) 4:34 PM
  • antikitschychick: Gracias por los consejos ;-). A Ana Maria Martínez la he escuchado antes pero poco. Tiene... 4:29 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: For that matter, sometimes when I work with young singers I make them listen... 4:21 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Perhaps not the most appropriate venue to announce this, but Joe Cocker died... 4:17 PM
  • kashania: OK, I think the issue that some people have is that Keenlyside is shirtless. I admit that strikes... 4:04 PM
  • aulus agerius: Well, you look at his score and scenic notes for the opera. You might even look at his source... 3:48 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: Sorry, Kennlyside, despite his musicianship, does not have the voice gravitas for... 3:47 PM

On tour

On this day in 1823 Gioacchino Rossini arrived in London. Read more »

Daggers are a thane’s best friend

A Birnam Wood of Macbeths and Ladys has come traipsing through New York this year. Dell’ Arte Opera staged Verdi’s early masterpiece last Summer, and the Met revived its grandiose production of the work back in the Fall. The Met followed that up with a splendid revival of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. And now the Manhattan School of Music’s Opera Theater program (through Sunday) is giving performances of Ernest Bloch’s opera of the same (only to be whispered) name. Read more »

All our pomp of yesterday

On this day in 627, a Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeated Emperor Khosrau II’s Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh, in the Battle of Nineveh. Read more »

Gheorghiu

Moon and stars

One of the major complaints about the five year casting system (as well as the shared productions by different companies) is that operatic events are rarely surprises anymore.

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Sarah

Femme fatale

On this day in 1882, Victorien Sardou‘s Fedora premiered in Paris with Sarah Bernhardt in the title role.

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Die Meistersinger

It’s complicated

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is a problematic opera—or, rather, it is an opera that has, in the last century or so, become problematic.

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Mouse

One for the rodent

On this day 1955, Mighty Mouse Playhouse premiered on American television.

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Christie

Revival meeting

For many in New York and around the world, if the name William Christie appears on a concert or opera program, it’s a must-attend.

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Ruslan

Deeds of bygone days

On this day in 1842, Glinka’s opera Ruslan and Lyudmila premiered in St. Petersburg.

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El Gato

Puss perfect

Xavier Montsalvatge is best known in these parts for the songs of his “Antilles” period in the 1940s, the exquisite “Cinco Canciones Negras” and so on, making use of rhythms and melodies with a Caribbean flavor.

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