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  • Liz.S: Boner doner? Messa, sorry I was caught up in something. I didn’t mean that they are dictating... 5:31 PM
  • luvtennis: It is not the privacy of the Klinghoffer family that is the issue unless the libretto contains... 5:29 PM
  • rysanekfreak: Wouldn’t “Dead Man Walking” (both film and opera) qualify? 5:28 PM
  • mirywi: http://www.nytimes .com/2009/02/02/us /02land.html?_r=0 A follow up story to the murder, one hundred... 5:20 PM
  • mirywi: Murder ballad: http://en.m.wikipe dia.org/wiki/Poor_ Ellen_Smith 5:11 PM
  • kashania: The only sympathy I have on the part of the production’s opponents is for the Klinghoffer... 5:10 PM
  • LittleMasterMiles: That’s a truly brilliant review. Four brilliant reviews, actually. 5:08 PM
  • Jamie01: I don’t know if Andrew Goodman, Mickey Schwermer, and James Earl Chaney qualify. Surely they... 5:02 PM
  • pirelli: If I recall, the only mention of the Tate murder in “Assassins&# 8221; is when Fromme,... 4:58 PM
  • kashania: From what I understand, it didn’t have to do with bomb threats. Rather it was the spectre of... 4:56 PM

Great shakes

The little opera companies of New York are like chanterelles: Some years they sprout everywhere and you can savor the scent in the woodsy air; other seasons they’re hard to find and unsatisfying when you stumble on a patch. New York’s got lots of untapped vocal talent but you never know which companies will have their ears screwed on straight.   Read more »

One charming afternoon

In recent years the enterprising Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble has brightened the usually arid weeks of August in New York City with some worthy operatic showcases for young singers. This year’s “A Summer of Shakespeare” opened this past weekend with an ambitious and satisfying production of The Fairy Queen, Henry Purcell’s glorious if challenging gloss on A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the East 13th Street Theatre right behind Union Square.   Read more »

All the world loves a crown

Seventeenth century opera remains the true connoisseur’s delight partly because it’s so rarely done. However, the Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble is doing its best to brighten the doldrums of August with a wonderfully involving production of Monteverdi’s final opera L’Incoronazione di Poppea which began a six-performance run Thursday evening at Classic Stage Company’s theater, just off of Manhattan’s Union Square.   Read more »