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  • Lohengrin: If necessary it would be better to compare Camarena and Florez, they both sind the same repertoir.... 2:21 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Oh of course,antik- Jonas and Xavier are indeed vocal apples and oranges- I was sort of... 1:46 PM
  • Cicciabella: Woof! Woof! 1:45 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: Politicizing art suffocates creativity and impedes evolution of civilized minds. New... 1:43 PM
  • Operatunity: Great Review, John! In 2003, an LA Times article, “Let’s pause to look beyond the... 1:39 PM
  • Satisfied: One last aside…I̵ 7;ve disagreed with JJ’s reviews (both for the Post and for the... 1:33 PM
  • Satisfied: Not at all, I admire good opera/theater criticism, even if I don’t agree with it. It’s... 1:32 PM
  • operaassport: I’d like to meet the parents who named him Speedo. Oh, and I meant photogenic! 1:23 PM
  • antikitschychick: Yes I know he is singing Jurame :-)….have heard it sung by Domingo, Villazon and... 1:11 PM
  • uwsinnyc: “A big thank you to everyone who reported on Klinghoffer and reviewed the performance. This... 1:01 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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