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  • operaassport: In keeping with how things go these days, everything cancels in advance in anticipation. Rather... 8:00 PM
  • antikitschychick: what.a.treat!! Thank so much for this Cieca. How refreshing to hear Pavarotti in his early... 7:34 PM
  • Sempre liberal: Yep – snow stopped an a while ago. If the MET wants to do the show tonight, I’ll... 7:24 PM
  • thirdlady: p.s. and, hate to say it, but it’s not actually snowing AT ALL right now in NYC… 7:21 PM
  • thirdlady: Super-disappointed as well. And the irony is that we had tickets for Thursday that I had to switch... 7:19 PM
  • Ruxxy: Dear ol Mario – he never could quite find the volume knob…. 6:56 PM
  • PushedUpMezzo: And PB’s outfit reminds me of those Gautier sailors httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=6... 6:50 PM
  • MontyNostry: I’m hoping to catch AMM in Poliuto (with Michael Fabiano) at Glyndebourne this summer.... 6:36 PM
  • Camille: It is turning out to be some consolation for tonight’s cancellation, so I am glad for its... 6:28 PM
  • armerjacquino: Ha! Many many much worse things happened that week, Camille, but your concern on mum’s... 6:24 PM

Practical magic

Notable purveyor of mayhem and infanticide Medea has lately been missing from the local operatic scene, but Sunday afternoon sections of the recently renovated Alice Tully Hall were singed by Canadian soprano Dominique Labelle’s blazing incarnation of the Greek sorceress during a concert performance of Handel’s neglected early opera Teseo by the Philharmonia Baroque given during its second visit this summer to the Mostly Mozart 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 »