Which soprano, whose lovely voice and charming stage presence should make her worth her weight in gold, is not being asked back to an opera company where she’s had great success? Is it because she’s developed a reputation for being difficult?
Which age-appropriate role will serve as the vehicle the return of a veteran diva to the New York stage for the first time this century? Since this performance will also serve as the farewell of another legendary opera lady, let us hope the audience will be lively, but not ungrateful.
If there is truth in this rumor, which New York opera company will attempt a renaissance this
summer spring with a revival of an operatic rarity, though likely without the magnificent cast the conductor assembled for his recent recording of the same work? UPDATE: Yes, there is truth in this rumor, not that OONY is going to allow the secret to escape that they are actually going to have a season this year.
Which opera rag has just done away with its new publisher, less than three months after a much-publicized hire?
Which resurgent maestro’s instructions to the musical staff have rung out clear as a bell: “Can’t stand those operas you’ve programmed in my absence, so get them off the future schedule?”
Which much-disliked diva at the Met will be replaced for the 2017 New Year’s Eve gala, repaid thus after only eight seasons on the roster?
Which honcho in the Met’s administration is retiring this spring, leaving a major gap in the chain of command?
Ask not which soprano just canceled her only remaining opera gig for the year; ask whether the blue gown will fit her replacement.
Which opera company has informed a budding composer they are willing to add his new opera to their repertoire for next season… so long as said composer can kick in the estimated $2 million it would cost to present his work?