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  • Milady DeWinter: I agree with Bill and FeldM- Lucia is not the role for Yoncheva as she is not an E-flat... 11:12 AM
  • Marcello: Not that I am especially keen on Lucia, but there have been quite some unexplained cancellations... 10:59 AM
  • Bill: Yoncheva did have a bit of trouble with all her highest notes as Violetta at the Met last week –... 10:53 AM
  • Bill: Zampieri’s voice was an acquired taste particularly as she had several registers (all 3 of them... 10:40 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: I think the top is not what it used to be. I remember thinking that when I heard her... 10:32 AM
  • kashania: Meier is of the greatest singing actresses I’ve ever experienced (alas, never live). Her... 10:12 AM
  • kashania: For those interested, the performance that finally served as the opening night of the production... 10:04 AM
  • Marcello: After all that excitement about Sonya Yoncheva and her Violetta, I am disappointed to hear that she... 9:54 AM
  • Camille: Bill, you are a treasure trove of delights. Thank you so kindly for all your reminiscing on La... 9:53 AM
  • Krunoslav: I have to disagree with both Ivy and Feldie here. The one time i heard Zampieri live was as... 9:52 AM

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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