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  • operablogger: Doesn’t matter — I don’t think Jefferson saved the receipt. 10:48 AM
  • m. croche: Born on this day in 1885, Futurist noisemaker Luigi Russolo. httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=l0QV o-smRSo 10:19 AM
  • phoenix: You should have put the anniversary of Debussy’s opera first – and the Louisiana Territory last. By the way, how long... 9:20 AM
  • Krunoslav: “On this day in 1803 the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million. ” Thus was... 8:30 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Or a couscous royal. She was Queen of Carthage after all. 2:58 AM
  • Krunoslav: “Elliot Madore made a particularly amorous Aeneas who could barely keep his hands off his beauteous Dido. Unfortunately... 11:58 PM
  • Krunoslav: Langoustines grillées sauce aux huïtres? 11:56 PM
  • Jack Jikes: Yes! Someone finally said it. 11:45 PM

Sag, welch wunderbare Träume

Before audiences around the world saw his celebrated production of Wagner’s Parsifal, Toronto audiences were introduced to the operatic work of Quebec director François Girard at the Canadian Opera Company. He made his company debut with a striking double-bill of Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex and Symphony of Psalms, and followed up with his distinctive Siegfried, with Canada’s set designer extraordinaire, Michael Levine, as his collaborative partner in all three.   Read more »

Blood simple

“One of the things I’m gradually learning as I’m coming up my the 20th anniversary of writing about opera for publication is that you have to be wary about making Pronouncements, because no matter how obvious or intuitive a hard-and-fast rule seems to be, if you write it down where people can find it, one of these days it’s going to embarrass you.” Our Own JJ contemplates François Girard‘s production of Parsifal in the latest installment of Rough and Regie.   Read more »