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  • Porgy Amor: Does anyone who saw the Doyle Grimes both live and in a movie theater or on television/DVD feel... 6:33 AM
  • Porgy Amor: I hadn’t realized Le Comte Ory was reviewed so poorly; I thought the combination of Damrau,... 6:28 AM
  • Buster: Not much planned, Camille, but lots of music to look forward to: Ruggero Raimondi and Barbara Haveman... 6:19 AM
  • Buster: There is good news from Bayreuth too: “Auch die Abendkleider von der Grande-Dame der... 5:36 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well I saw the last performance in Dresden with the Premiere cast and it was one of my most... 5:26 AM
  • manou: …or New York whine. 5:25 AM
  • MontyNostry: Addio, mio Carlo. http://parma.repub blica.it/cronaca/2 014/07/26/news/mor to_carlo_bergon... 5:04 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Oedipe you might be interested to know that Tezier is doing Ernani at the BSO in 17/18. I... 4:59 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: According to the Bayern 4 Carlo Bergonzi has died at age 90. I heard him only once in a... 4:55 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Born on this day in 1856 playwright George Bernard Shaw httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v... 4:40 AM

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 »