Cher Public

You stepped out of a dream

Anna Hedy“Noch nicht fertig ist das Kleid für Anna Netrebko, das sie in der konzertanten Aufführung als Manon Lescaut tragen wird. 36.000 Swarovski-Steine werden dort aufgebracht.” [ORF]

Chat: Pikovaya dama

Parterre fave Stefan Herheim returns to Dutch National Opera to direct Pikovaya dama, in which the director attempts to reflect on the composer’s life, notably his hidden love for men. The streaming video begins at 1:00 PM today.

High on a hill was a lonely goatherd

Salzburg“Revised version of Brokeback Mountain debuts in Salzburg” [Barihunks]

Riccardo Chailly

The hole truth

Finally the reason for all that screaming at La Scala begins to emerge.

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You’re the pants on a Roxy usher

Count on the New York Times to include in a photo caption all the information you really wanted to know.

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Anna and Cowboys

Gay cowboys rejoice!

During the Munich Opera Festival performances of Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut (28th and 31st of July 2015) Kristine Opolais will replace Anna Netrebko in the title role.

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Ennis del Mar! Il storpi montano splende come un santo altar

“The cast, to a member, embraces every chance…”

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Butt of the joke

“The deep stirrings that open Brokeback Mountain, the opera, rise up from the bowels of the orchestra…. And those tones are gripping.”

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Curious “Case”

“…a perfect marriage of text and music, creating a series of tableau-like scenes, as if Paul’s story is being related through a series of exquisitely posed still photographs…”

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Queens logic

Saturday afternoon at 12:30 on WQXR’s magazine show Operavore, our own JJ talks about Mathilde Marchesi and Antony Roth Costanzo discusses his Orlofsky role in the Met’s Fledermaus.

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