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  • "It’s at the Opera Bastille Paris (Chausson’s work is rarely produced)...." - JustinTime
  • "Terrific … Roberto Alagna has also a very “bloody̶ 1; make-up in..." - JustinTime
  • "I was very sad to see how it happened for Simon K during this Rigoletto in Vienna...." - JustinTime
  • "I am gaga over your photoshop prowess." - Tory Adore
  • "httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=bgLr RogSZxc" - Quanto Painy Fakor
  • "It’s disappointing to see the OONY Devereux win its category. Although Devia..." - Hippolyte
  • "Sorry but I didn’t vote at all – mostly because I didn’t see any of..." - phoenix
  • "It is funny, because she couldn’t sing Gertrud to save her life in several..." - Krunoslav

Where your hard-earned donations to NYCO go, part who knows I’ve lost track

mortier_baker“The New York City Opera, which just reported a $19.9 million deficit in 2008-09, paid Gerard Mortier $400,000 for his stint as part-time general-manager in-waiting.” [Bloomberg News]

Gettin’ Ligeti Wit It

macabreWhen invited to participate in a discourse on artistic standards (hello, internet!), it’s easy — pleasurable, even — for an aesthete to bray about “the fall.” Where are the true heldentenors? Your kingdom for a Callas! (Or a Stratas, or a Rysanek!) And might the public, at long last, deserve a stable of directors who possess the good sense to avoid both the trope-y familiar as well as the ill-advised pathways of, ugh, the modern? Read more »