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  • Clita del Toro: We just did! ;) 12:55 PM
  • ML: Eeesh. So much hatred. Who reads these blogs? 12:39 PM
  • ML: Well, that is good news. 12:29 PM
  • kashania: Whenever I hear of The Women, I can’t but think of these deliciously campy opening credits.... 11:24 AM
  • kashania: Whilst here, you can also catch the Tcherniakov Don Giovanni. 11:16 AM
  • manou: Camille – I think Monty is referring to the picture above which is of Norma Shearer in The... 11:10 AM
  • il_guarany: I’ve been living in Toronto since 2004, and, excepting the BC coast, this region has the... 11:03 AM
  • Uncle Kvetch: Just a little side note, Huguette Tourangeau was the mezzo on many of her opera gigs, and that... 10:56 AM
  • kashania: Mrs JC has been busy on a new play! http://www.nytimes .com/2014/08/02/th eater/albert-in... 10:52 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: Porgy, I agree that Cossotto was very versatile and a pretty accomplished bel canto stylist... 10:17 AM

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 »