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Cher Public

  • 98rsd: Two observations: since most of the “hysteria 221; is coming via Mr Gordon, that explains why... 5:06 PM
  • coloraturafan: Absolutely agreed!!! More Donizetti would be very welcome. All of the operas you mention... 5:06 PM
  • operaassport: And why is any of it relevant to the current contract negotiations? 5:04 PM
  • kashania: Garanca and Tezier do sound ideal but does JDF have enough voice for the part? I don’t know... 5:00 PM
  • kashania: YES, Barton! 4:57 PM
  • alejandro: La Favorite with Barton PLEASE! I would swoon! 4:51 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Video of the team of federal mediators just appointed to save the day: httpv://www.you... 4:40 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Thanks for the ID – I would not have guessed. But who would have guessed she would... 4:37 PM
  • oedipe: Hmm, I’ve seen Dargomyzhsky’ ;s Rusalka more often than Dvorak’s. I can even... 4:23 PM
  • bronzino: oh–just wake me up when it’s over, won’t you? 4:10 PM

Wang Center

The immortal Mae West, celebrated for her Dalila, had a curtain speech she recited following performances of her play Catherine Was Great: “I’m glad you like my Catherine. I like her too. She ruled thirty million people and had three thousand lovers. I do the best I can in two and a half hours.” Now it seems the NYCO’s Duchess of Argyll will have to make do with a mere 25 lovers  in the company’s production of Powder Her Face—instead of the originally planned 88. The reason: the stage at BAM is too intime to accomodate that many naked men. [Daily Mail]

Opera with a whiskey back

ogbbanner09On Friday, April 16th, American Opera Projects and Opera on Tap presented a triple bill of new works at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO, including what is essentially a pastiche, a collection of songs, and a one act opera. There were highs, there were lows; there was booze and opera in the same room. I cannot say I witnessed history that night, but I had a good time, and isn’t that really what it’s all about?  Read more »