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  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Excellent. Brava, bastarda! That is exactly what I was hoping people would feel and I agree with your entire... 12:09 PM
  • antikitschychick: Afternoon all, Happy Friday :-). Stayed up late last night reading the posts on this thread (am still catching up) and... 12:07 PM
  • LT: I can see her point. Otello is the object of Iago’s destructive hatred. Desdemona is more like collateral damage. 11:49 AM
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  • kashania: Glad to see the great W. Meier getting the top billing for “on this day” feature. What a career she has had (and... 11:46 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: Maybe it was the director’s insistence, but SR spent much of Trov on her knees or falling to the ground, and she... 11:40 AM
  • chicagoing: Reviewing the Met Opera calendar for the next several days it struck me that not only did LOC present a Tannhauser with Johan... 11:05 AM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub zr1_a88 Just THINK….Only 11 more days till Oct.21….for Virginia̵... 10:48 AM


“When I left the opera house, I stumbled to the next train out of town and fell immediately asleep; when I left the afternoon broadcast, I stepped out onto the sidewalk and discovered that the sun had set while I’d been in the dark, watching. The sky’d gone all orange and blue and was seemingly cloudless, but a thin flurry of huge white flakes snowed down as if from nowhere and then, after a moment, it stopped.”

What La Cieca thinks is going to live as the definitive take on John AdamsNixon in China at the Met is sitting there, just waiting for you to read it, at Daniel Stephen Johnson.

“You will, Cieca, you will!”

le_mot_du_jour_full“The L.A. Phil’s new season is up, too, and the big news there is (for me anyway) the premiere of a new sacred oratorio by John Adams, entitled The Gospel According to the Other Mary. Maybe he gave it that title to distinguish it from a forthcoming work by Mark Adamo.

“What? No, I meant because Mark Adamo’s writing The Gospel of Mary Magdalene for the San Francisco Opera! Why, what ‘mary’ did YOU think I was referring to?” [Daniel Stephen Johnson]