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  • uwsinnyc: ‘Olga of the volga’: that had me in laughter! Based on some of her clips online, she... 4:12 PM
  • uwsinnyc: fabulous review,La Cieca. Can’t wait to see it in person! 4:11 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Thank you, I look forward to it! Personally, I can’t imagine Rachvelishvilli singing... 4:05 PM
  • La Cieca: Our JJ reviews Carmen in next week’s “Observer.&# 8221; 3:32 PM
  • manou: That you are a libidinous sadist with a man-eating pot plant? 3:29 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Bravo Cieca – you hit the nail on all the respective heads involved. Any thoughts on... 3:27 PM
  • MontyNostry: The Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, along with Scarpia, is one of my dream roles. What does... 3:22 PM
  • Signor Bruschino: Is the English ‘horror̵ 7; not adapting well from being at a pro-profit agency... 2:57 PM
  • La Cieca: “We have waited in vain for two nights,” sings the Doctor in the last act of Verdi’s Macbeth, words... 2:51 PM
  • manou: The dentists only watch “Little Shop Of Horrors” 2:40 PM

Empire waste

On this day in 1180 died Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration. The Byzantine Empire slipped into terminal decline. Read more »

Chorus of the exiled protesters

“A philosophical espousal of the principle of protest doesn’t entail an endorsement of the content of a particular demonstration. I applaud the Klinghoffer protesters for voicing their opinions, but that doesn’t stop me from saying that I find those opinions ill-informed, inept and downright dangerous.” [New York Observer]

Love me, love my dog

On this day in 1962, Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opened as the first unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. Read more »

opening night

Tiara in the aisles

Our Own JJ (pictured) is off to cover the Met’s opening night.

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ladies

Femmes fatales

You’ve cast your votes for the operas you most look forward to hearing at the Met this fall, and if the opera has “Macbeth” in the title, you’re there.

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Caballe Traviata

Felice troppo

Our Own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin celebrates tonight’s opening of the season at the Met with an opening night from the past: a 1967 performance of La traviata.

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Rheingold

Golden anniverary

On this day in 1869, Richard Wagner‘s opera Das Rheingold premiered in Munich.

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alcina

About last night

For those who like their Handel loud, with no forfeit of baroque finesse, one promising solution is to make the hall smaller.

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Norma San Francisco

Running, jumping, or burning Gaul

Far be it from me to join the Schadenfreudian chorus of “Bye, Bye, Berti!” you may have been hearing in certain quarters, but the first thing I am duty-bound to report about San Francisco Opera’s Norma (of which three performances remain) is that they’ve hit the jackpot, coverwise.

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intermission

That will bring us back to Do

As the New York season starts, cher public, here is your refuge where you may discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.

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