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Stella di Gowanus

Joyce DiDonato will launch her new “Stella di Napoli” CD with a intime performance in partership with LoftOpera at the Gowanus Ballroom in Brooklyn. The event will include selections from the disc as well as a preview of the company’s impending production of Il barbiere di Siviglia. Details on tickets and such are all on the LoftOpera website.

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 »