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  • NPW-Paris: Yes that was it. What I didn’t like, though, was that it was miked and amplified. 12:17 PM
  • fletcher: Sounds like a very impressive season. Rachmaninoff and Respighi are especially intriguing choices: exactly the kind of things... 12:13 PM
  • redbear: And, of course, they couldn’t import Carsen’s production… too relevant! http://www.nytimes .com/2006/12/13... 11:39 AM
  • redbear: We here, thankfully, know few of “those people” who actually go to war and often come back wounded. Mostly from the... 11:20 AM
  • redbear: It was this one at Chatelet in 2006 by Robert Carsen? Wonderful and was warmly received. httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=n... 11:14 AM
  • siegmund: I was wondering about her forthcoming verismo album as well. She posted on IG that it would be available in July but i have... 11:13 AM
  • NPW-Paris: No doubt it’s less common in Europe. I’ve seen Candide once in the last 13 years and certainly wouldn’t mind... 10:43 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Apparently she died five months ago, December 31, 2015. It was only announced today. Strange. 10:31 AM

Heaven is a place on Earth

AngelsThe Péter Eötvös adaptation of Angels in America—as well as Candide and such rarities as La campana sommersa and Los Elementos—are highlights of the New York City Opera’s 2016-2017 season. (Photograph by Ellen Appel for Fort Worth Opera,)

There was a Hopper and his wife

New York City Opera will complete its season with “three major premieres” including the world premiere of Sunday Morning by David Hertzberg, the East Coast premiere of Stewart Wallace and Michael Korie’s Hopper’s Wife and the New York City professional premiere of Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas. Here’s the complete press release.   Read more »

What is this sister of yours, a deep-sea diver?

“The reorganized company’s first several seasons would present productions ‘already judged an artistic success and box-office favorite’ elsewhere, such as Bizet’s Carmen and Streetcar Named Desire.” [Wall Street Journal]

Schicchi

Good will hunting

The New York City Opera saga apparently wasn’t quite dramatic enough, so now there’s a new plot twist thrown into the mix.

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Varsity Drag

Hotter than hot! Newer than new!

Thanks to La Cieca’s extensive network of spies, she is able to present for your perusal, cher public, the proposal for the revival of the New York City Opera presented by the higher bidder for the company.

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unemployed

The cycle of poverty

“The board of the bankrupt New York City Opera says it wants to sell its name and other assets to the bidder whose offer is lower than the competing bid.”

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Devereux

Brooklyn Queen Express

Our own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin delves back into those days when there was another opera company in New York, and (what’s more) the opera done there was worth hearing.

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sills

La voce sua soave

At Camille‘s request, here’s some all-American Bellini from our dear Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: a live performance of I puritani from New York City Opera featuring Beverly Sills.

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tobey

Borne back ceaselessly into the past

So, cher public, have you heard about this fabulous new plan to revive the New York City Opera under the direction of Michael Capasso?

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auction

Less cowbell

An auction of the meager remains of the bankrupt New York City Opera’s property musical instruments, some bits of scenery and costumes is scheduled for December 12.

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