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  • la vociaccia: It’s really, really disheartening when a professional music critic makes a blunder like... 4:21 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Au contraire! IMHO Midgette’s blatant lack of knowledge of the authentic spoken... 4:17 PM
  • alejandro: The spoken intro was amazing! I walked away last night with a lot of love for the score/text. 3:54 PM
  • Will: The Venue is Sanders Theater in Memorial Hall of Harvard University. 3:54 PM
  • Buster: I’ll have what she’s having. 3:53 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: RIP Rod McKuen httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=IJZ Qz5U0el0 3:32 PM
  • m. croche: You gotta love a critic who exhorts a production team to “address the score more... 3:30 PM
  • RobNYNY: And Mozart, Wagner, Verdi, Puccini and Strauss must account for about 30 of them. 3:27 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: And I did not notice that Lebrecht already had it on his site! Early this morning there... 3:22 PM
  • Cicciabella: Take a look at this dynamite, all-singing, all-dancing Valencienne, in translation (Hungarian),... 3:21 PM

The shock of the new

“The article also referred imprecisely to offerings in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2012-13 season. While A Streetcar Named Desire, by André Previn, is the only one that was composed in the last 100 years, the company will also present Richard Strauss’s Elektra, which was first performed in 1909. Thus it is not the case that A Streetcar Named Desire is the only opera in the company’s season ‘from the last century’ if ‘the last century’ is taken as a reference to the 20th century.” [New York Times]