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  • Buster: Larsson was the Waldtaube, obviously. 2:05 PM
  • Buster: Spectacular Gurre-Lieder conducted by Marc Albrecht. It was a longstanding wish of his to do the... 2:03 PM
  • Krunoslav: Margherita Rinaldi is revelatory as a light soprano Adalgisa on the Scotto/Muti pirate set.... 2:00 PM
  • Orlando Furioso: Nice varied bunch today! Gustav Holst is a fun composer all around, and I find his operas... 1:44 PM
  • The Conte: I have long been a fan of her 1969 “Arrigo̶ 1; I had forgotten that she had gone back to... 1:03 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I think my first ever televised opera was Don Giovanni too. It was a Salzburg video with Sam... 12:55 PM
  • 98rsd: Interesting that you didn’t say WHY it’s a ridiculous idea. 12:30 PM
  • steveac10: It seems more like it was because of the last minute cast changes. It really is a sad commentary... 12:29 PM
  • Maury D: The tone of this feels so…familiar somehow… 12:18 PM
  • SF Guy: I saw Berti’s second (and last) performance on Wednesday Sept. 10: he was adequate but... 12:17 PM

Whatever happened to…

George Steel? Is he pursuing a second career as a drug mule or does he have his own series on Comedy Central? Read more »

Deranged bedfellows

J. Howard Marshall II… it turned out, had owned 16 percent of the Koch family’s business, Koch Industries. When Mr. Steel asked Mr. Koch if he could make further gifts to save the company, Mr. Koch demurred, telling Mr. Steel that the Marshall family might be less than pleased…” [New York Times]

The subject was Moses

“Like the Israelites who cross the Red Sea in Moses in Egypt, New York City Opera has a long, hard road ahead of it. But the company’s performance Sunday of this Rossini rarity offered a glimpse of a promising future.” [New York Post]

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Be very afraid

Turn of the Screw is an incredibly frightening ghost story really at the heart of it but with a very modern edge.

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Going, going, gone!

“New York City Opera, seeking to shed decades’ worth of old sets, costumes and props, has decided to auction off most of the material next month, the company’s general manager and artistic director, George Steel, said on Wednesday.”

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George sent me

La Cieca is sure it’s nothing, nothing at all, but she does think it’s curious that (per a tipster) George Steel has quietly called a staff meeting for NYCO tomorrow…

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An unknown object draws us

Could there possibly be any more providential day of the year for New York City Opera to announce their Annual Fall Vintage Event?

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All for the best

George Steel announces that New York City Opera is destroying, giving away or selling off most of its stock of repertory productions.

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Tony award

For decades New York City Opera was a model of an organization with a clear mission.

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NYCO 2012-2013 season announcement

Coverage starts live, here on parterre, at 11:00 AM.

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