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  • Cicciabella: Oh, I see. You were joking. Obviously I’m no good deprived of sleep. 9:27 AM
  • warmke: Well said. It’s been amazing the degree of risk one has felt by simply stating that one... 9:21 AM
  • Bill: Quanto – One is taken with the beauty of the score of much of Euryanthe as seen in the first... 9:17 AM
  • Cicciabella: Sounds like something Marschner would write. Any forgotten opera experts who can link Marschner... 9:13 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Born on this day in 1848 composer Robert Planquette httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=E... 8:58 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Here the whole Forza with Kaufmann for those who couldn’t see the ARTE transmission.... 8:31 AM
  • Archaeopteryx: She doesn’t sound more out of tune than Netrebko on an average basis, except the fact... 8:29 AM
  • Archaeopteryx: Oh yes and Vaccai’s “Giovanna Gray”, which is a stunning piece and which has... 8:24 AM
  • Archaeopteryx: Hutrah re 2). More obscure belcanto please!! The operas you list all sound wonderful but I... 8:21 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: Nice. Option B: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=6Hh- i6pRo9g 8:17 AM

Get happy

Lincoln Center hosted two milestones this week: on Wednesday, The Juilliard School produced a gripping production of Handel’s Radamisto incorporating into an opera for the first time its much-heralded original-instrument orchestra Juilliard 415, while the following night saw choreographer Mark Morris’s radiant setting of Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato returning to celebrate its 25th anniversary as part of the White Light Festival.   Read more »

A boozy short leave

After 23 years, the Queen of Carthage has finally made it to Manhattan. On Wednesday night, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival hosted the Mark Morris Dance Group’s acclaimed 1989 production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the Rose Theater, and Morris who created the double role of Dido and the Sorceress for himself and danced it exclusively for over a decade was there–this time as conductor–with Stephanie Blythe singing the two roles from the pit as she had done last fall in Berkeley.   Read more »