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  • Camille: Isn’t Pretty to sing the scheduled Pamina in the projected upcoming season? Povera Frittoli.... 2:02 PM
  • Camille: Billie! I should be very interested to hear your take on the Euryanthe. Please do report back in on... 1:59 PM
  • Camille: That should be Very, Very VERSATILE…ec c. 1:54 PM
  • Camille: Some nice photos of this very same production from the SemperOper of THE Ur Disfunctional Family:... 1:52 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: P.S. Bill – I agree with you a bit about Goerke. I like her, a lot, but I think she is... 1:44 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Ah! The critics! With ‘TempestR 17; it was, imo, a real case of ‘The Emperor... 1:40 PM
  • Bill: The reviewer indicates that the Komponist in this production is supposed to be actually a woman... 1:39 PM
  • operaassport: I saw it in the house and it was extremely loud. Methinks DG had good engineers. It was a... 1:24 PM
  • Gualtier M: Another rave for Fleming: http://www.berkshi refinearts.com/07- 20-2014_living-... 1:19 PM
  • DellaCasaFan: Jurinac is definitely #7, but I got Rysanek wrong for #3. I don’t think there is a... 1:18 PM

Huge

“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]