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  • Cicciabella: Was the central heating broken? 5:49 AM
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  • manou: My betting is on the carp (a major raison d’être on Parterre). (I have stayed at the Bellagio... 5:24 AM
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  • m. croche: News you can use: The Shochiku Corp. of Japan will bring a Kabuki-inspired spectacle to the... 2:17 AM
  • steveac10: Kind of silly. Based on her website she’s a comprimario with occasional gigs at ENO and... 11:59 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Will you be there? I am going on 30 July. 11:48 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Can’t wait to see how Herheim will stage HOFFMANN this summer at the indoor... 11:36 PM
  • Krunoslav: “Is anyone terribly excited about the new Santa Fe Opera 2016 Season?” Surely mezzos... 10:24 PM
  • steveac10: This isn’t even their only joint gig next season. They also have a Manon run in Dallas next... 10:10 PM

One Grecian urn

So, in the Michigan Opera Theatre production of The Merry Widow, is Deborah Voigt channeling Joan Sutherland…   Read more »

When I am down to earth


What does it mean anyway to get to know a diva, and why exactly would we wish to do such a thing? We wait outside stage doors, have ourselves photographed with them, and in rare instances, become their friends, but why them? We haven’t chosen to know them as we know our friends, with the idea we have things in common. We’ve chosen them.

And here I am, plunging headlong into presumptuous first-person plural.

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Einspring Will Be A Little Late This Year

“Big news from The Dallas Opera: just before the 7:30pm curtain for last night’s performance of Salome, CEO Keith Cerny announced from the stage that, due to complications from a hip injury, Deborah Voigt would not be performing Wednesday night. In her place, soprano Lise Lindstrom sang the role…. A source familiar with the production reports that Ms. Lindstrom insisted on foregoing a body suit for the dance scene, opting instead to end the opera’s famous strip tease more authentically (read: topless).” [Front Row]

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All right, God, you have my attention

Norman Lebrecht announces that Deborah Voigt , “one of the leading Brünnhildes of our time,” will join Rufus Wainwright to sing arias from Prima Donna (5) and will then join him in a duet of “If I Loved You” from Carousel and… oh, I just can’t.

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Into the weeds

Noted exemplar of Viennese frivolity Deborah Voigt will sing her first performances of The Merry Widow with Michigan Opera Theater in April 2015.

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Dish night

“Superstar soprano Deborah Voigt and powerhouse opera and theater director Francesca Zambello, friends for over 25 years, came to 92Y to talk opera, inspiration, artistry and friendship.”

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A coupla white chicks sitting around talking

On Wednesday, April 23rd at 8:15 PM, renowned soprano Deborah Voigt and opera and theater director Francesca Zambello, friends for over twenty-five years, join to discuss opera, inspiration, artistry and friendship.

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An open letter to Sarah Billinghurst

Before you depart the Met at the end of this season, Ms. Billinghurst, you have the chance to do some good for both the Met audience and James Levine.

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Slow curtain

La Cieca has just been informed that Deborah Voigt‘s engagement as Leonore in Fidelio at Liège has quietly disappeared from her website.

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Post-Liebestod

“The title character in Barber’s Gothic melodrama Vanessa, a self-deluded, manipulative older woman, ‘keeps coming up,’ Ms. Voigt said.”

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