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  • irontongue: “The Met had expected to announce his retirement as music director this month.” YES WELL. 7:01 PM
  • La Cieca: Sondra Radvanovsky Excels In ‘Maria Stuarda,’ Otherwise A Second-Rate Opera 6:42 PM
  • quoth the maven: Enuf already! 6:40 PM
  • Krunoslav: ‘happy to see the wonderful Patrick Carfizzi, even in a small role. I always said he deserves much more.’... 6:23 PM
  • JohninSeattle: Long past time for a send-off. Despite all the medical evidence that suggests our bodies get healthier and more robust... 6:10 PM
  • La Cieca: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=owFd FRoFKHk&start =10 6:00 PM
  • CarlottaBorromeo: Ah you are quite correct. Reading in haste is never a good idea. Thank you. 5:28 PM
  • JohninSeattle: My history is weak here… But SA Anti-Apartheid boycott originated in the early 1960s, right? I don’t think it... 4:54 PM

Good evening starshine

“Now, it seems, OONY is returning to its star-driven roots, opening its season last night at Carnegie Hall with superstars Angela Gheorghiu and Jonas Kaufmann in Cilea’s sentimental diva vehicle Adriana Lecouvreur. The have to be there quotient was boosted to the roof by the fact that this performance would be Gheorghiu’s only New York appearance of the season since she chose not to participate in the Met’s new production of Gounod’s Faust.”  Our Own JJ reflects on last evening’s Sternstunde in Capital New York.  (Photo: Stephanie Berger)

Wunderkinder in mirror are larger than they appear

Composer Nico Muhly took a break between operatic world premieres to order a daiquiri and talk to our own JJ about height, haters and flight path. [Capital New York] (Photo: Peter Ross)

The folly of fidelity

Our Own JJ returns to the pages of Capital New York to reflect on the current Broadway revival of the Sondheim-Goldman musical Follies: “one gorgeous zombie.” (Photo: Joan Marcus)

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A Multitude of Roberts

“What prevents Company from being the greatest musical ever written (which, given the talents going into it, it certainly could have been) is that there is something central to the work that is false, a cheat.” Our Own JJ (not pictured) reveals his theater queen side in Capital New York.

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