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  • WindyCityOperaman: Barber revised the opera after the Met premiere; the Julliard, Spoleto and Lyric Opera of... 3:21 PM
  • m. croche: Safety first: credit/debit cards and public computers seem like a bad combination, because of... 3:14 PM
  • MontyNostry: Judging by his Boccanegra in London last year, schatzi, that’s probably unlikely. 3:13 PM
  • derschatzgabber: There was a lot of peculiar stage direction. It is no wonder that the Romans can dominate... 2:35 PM
  • kashania: Unfortunately, I don’t really know the show but Lily Tomlin as Mrs. Sedley? 2:29 PM
  • rysanekfreak: Thank you, Coloraturafan. Some fabulous clips! 2:27 PM
  • MontyNostry: Exposed real or artificial boobs notwithstanding, who would be good casting as Barber’s... 2:02 PM
  • MontyNostry: Brilliant, tannengrin. 1:55 PM
  • operacat: This concert from Chatelet is available online as a free video at http://cultureb... 1:53 PM
  • La Cieca: If you have a checking account, you can get a debit card attached quite easily. Email can be... 1:50 PM

Herself you shall adore

From an early Mike Richter CD-ROM, “Odd Opera” comes this gem, a live performance of Handel’s Semele at Carnegie Hall on February 23, 1985, the 300th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Read more »

On a clear day you can “C” forever

Of course,  we all know a Marilyn Horne anecdote without a four-letter word is about as plausible as a martini without gin, but the tale that kicks off her Q&A with Zachary Woolfe is particularly bracing. You’ll be both shaken and stirred by this interview in the current Capital New York.

Horne aplenty

La Cieca has learned that The Metropolitan Opera Guild will pay tribute to  legendary American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (right) on Monday, October 31, when stars, fans of opera, and the cream of New York’s society, business, and civic leaders assemble in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria for the Guild’s 77th Annual Luncheon. Read more »