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I’ll be hard to Handel, I promise you that

For my early self-birthday gift “Trove Thursday” offers a Handel-orgy of rarely done works: a fierce Teseo featuring Max-Emanuel Cencic; Ann Hallenberg (and chorus!) dazzling in Donna che in ciel; and the entrancing duet cantata Cecilia volgi un squardo with Maria Keohane and Joshua EllicottRead more »

Missus Sally Adams requests the pleasure of your company

On this day in 1950 Irving Berlin‘s musical Call Me Madam opened at the Imperial Theatre to run 644 performances. Read more »

Truth is stranger than Anna

No, in fact Anna Netrebko‘s fashion innovations for her Asian tour did not include a “Truth or Dare” inspired coiffure à la Madonna, but it’s fun to think so, isn’t it?  Read more »

Happy coming out day!

La Cieca and the gang down at parterre box wish Michael Fabiano and everyone else in the world a joyous 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day!

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The first on the scaffold

Born on this day in 1876 Baroness Gertrud von Le Fort.

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky is alive, his wife assures us

Florence Hvorostovsky has just posted to her Facebook page that the Russian news site reporting her husband’s death is mistaken.

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Broadcast: Die Zauberflöte

I think affairs that you must keep Masonic are better bets if little pets get big broadcasts.

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“Yes, I am imperious”

Born on this day in 1924 soprano Leyla Gencer, represented after the jump singing music by Giuseppe Verdi, born on this day in 1813.

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No fits, no fights, no feuds and no egos

The list of Anna Netrebko/Yannick Nézet-Séguin collaborations has expanded once again.

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I love you to death

New York fans of 17th century Italian vocal music should be rejoicing this month.

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