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  • irontongue: “The Met had expected to announce his retirement as music director this month.” YES WELL. 7:01 PM
  • La Cieca: Sondra Radvanovsky Excels In ‘Maria Stuarda,’ Otherwise A Second-Rate Opera 6:42 PM
  • quoth the maven: Enuf already! 6:40 PM
  • Krunoslav: ‘happy to see the wonderful Patrick Carfizzi, even in a small role. I always said he deserves much more.’... 6:23 PM
  • JohninSeattle: Long past time for a send-off. Despite all the medical evidence that suggests our bodies get healthier and more robust... 6:10 PM
  • La Cieca: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=owFd FRoFKHk&start =10 6:00 PM
  • CarlottaBorromeo: Ah you are quite correct. Reading in haste is never a good idea. Thank you. 5:28 PM
  • JohninSeattle: My history is weak here… But SA Anti-Apartheid boycott originated in the early 1960s, right? I don’t think it... 4:54 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 »