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  • Stefan: I saw a performance and it was definitely a feast for the eyes. BUT, I was a little disappointed that... 1:50 PM
  • La Cieca: In both the “premieres&# 8221; of Don Giovanni, (i.e., the first Prague and Vienna... 1:32 PM
  • bronzino: Now, back when the dinosaurs and I were still young, we saw the SFO production of Mefi with Ramey... 1:21 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Flora, who do you mean? 12:22 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Flora, I live in Chicago, but no one has ever called me charming. 12:21 PM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: Ooopsss!!! Sorry! I fear a senior moment (and then some) was at hand; I had you... 12:13 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Flora, Never called? I don’t understand. I haven’t been to Santa Fe for at least... 12:10 PM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: Clita, did you come to santa fe opera this summer? I would like to discuss with you,... 12:03 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Mirywi, don’t worry about it. The punctuation police are on vacation. Lol I make all... 11:38 AM
  • mirywi: (something is wrong with the commas above but I cant fix it now) 11:21 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 »