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  • kashania: I’m saving Winterreise for my old age but I do love many of his lieder. His instrumental... 10:54 AM
  • NPW-Paris: “Anyone who has seen Hallenberg on stage cannot but wonder in what kind of a topsy-turvy... 10:28 AM
  • NPW-Paris: I didn’t see Alcina: it wasn’t in my old-folks’ Sunday matinee subscription.... 10:19 AM
  • Cicciabella: Oops. The Alcina matinee is sold out. 10:16 AM
  • Cicciabella: @ NPW-Paris: I enjoyed reading your Tamerlano review and, having seen the same production and... 10:13 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Whn I learnt Poppea was a team effort, I wasn’t surprised. Until then I’d just been... 10:11 AM
  • Macbeths Honor: He was sublime as Ezio in SFO’s Attila few seasons back. 9:28 AM
  • Belfagor: Thank you Camille! The thought of the organ toned Nathalie Stutzmann as Penelope is a thrilling... 9:25 AM
  • Lady Abbado: Michael Fabiano: A new breed of opera star The star of this year’s Glyndebourne Festival tells... 9:24 AM
  • NPW-Paris: That makes it a very large fragment. People seem to love “Pur ti miro”, for example,... 8:25 AM

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]

Paul Taylor grabs Koch

The Paul Taylor Dance Foundation has announced that the Paul Taylor Dance Company 2011-12 New York Season will be at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The three-week season will begin on March 13 and end on April 1, 2012.

Meet and grate

La Cieca’s spy attended today’s confab between George Steel (representing NYCO) and 29 singers and production personnel (AGMA) and 24 orchestra members (Local 802).

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NYCO “severely curtailing” fall season

“There are thousands of papers, stretching back over hundreds of years, affecting Belle Reve as, piece by piece, our improvident grandfathers and father and uncles and brothers exchanged the land for their epic fornications — to put it plainly! The four-letter word deprived us of our plantation, till finally all that was left — and Stella can verify that! — was the house itself and about twenty acres of ground, including a graveyard, to which now all but Stella and I have retreated!” [NYT]

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