Cher Public

  • NPW-Paris: I know (who doesn’t?) that Parterre is demanding but must we be word perfect even in Welsh? 4:15 PM
  • armerjacquino: Verrett was a stunning-looking woman; no ‘don fatal’ discords there! 4:04 PM
  • Lohenfal: WCO, thanks for acknowledging the Parsifal premiere, but the date of the first performance was July 26, 1882. The second one was... 3:53 PM
  • Operngasse: I hope that this will fall into the “loverly lyrical” category: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=JEkE AaJFCOg I... 2:44 PM
  • Camille: She stepped up her intensity considerably in the “Töt erst sein Weib” section and I really enjoyed and might prefer... 2:28 PM
  • Orlando Furioso: I had never heard that about Georg & Claire, but it wouldn’t be out of character for him. Fortunately the... 2:11 PM
  • Camille: Just finishing Act I and Florestan making his appearance and can say with a sigh of relief that I’m very glad some of... 1:57 PM
  • kashania: Russell Thomas was an excellent Don José in Toronto a couple of months ago. He and Rachvelishvilli were on fire in the final act. 1:36 PM

Rolling on the river

Florencia en el Amazonas at The New York City OperaIn Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer Abroad, Huck Finn famously states: “there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” Huck, a character who knows a thing or two about traveling down rivers, could be summing up the experience of watching the New York premiere of Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas at NYCO, an opera that charts the emotional trajectory of seven characters aboard a ship called the El Dorado.  Read more »

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 »

A Streetcar Named Dourga

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.”

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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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