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  • Lohengrin: I Europe You have to order tickets often 1 year in advance. Most houses give the tickets 3 month... 9:01 AM
  • Lurker_del_Cairo: Purely conjecture, but if it’s common sense that JK would never perform these... 8:59 AM
  • Archaeopteryx: All those reasons put aside – and I would be the last to not see them form a realistic... 8:47 AM
  • Trappedinoperahell: I’m not saying LA Scala is right, but those are three months of selling tickets to... 8:46 AM
  • Archaeopteryx: The difference is that all those artists stopped taking offers from the states after they sang... 8:45 AM
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  • manou: “…how many singers of his stature will travel in the dead of winter over the ocean for two... 8:05 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Manou that Wiener Staatsoper gig with Karajan didn’t count since it wasn’t the... 8:02 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Cicciabella one doesn’t need to read all the blog comments but just use some common... 7:59 AM
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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 »