“To close its season this week, New York City Opera is unleashing hurricane-force gales of laughter…. Périchole isn’t just the jolliest opera in town; for sheer fun, it could hold its own against Broadway’s best.” [New York Post]
“Like the Israelites who cross the Red Sea in Moses in Egypt, New York City Opera has a long, hard road ahead of it. But the company’s performance Sunday of this Rossini rarity offered a glimpse of a promising future.” [New York Post]
The Brooklyn Academy of Music kicks off its 2013 Next Wave Festival launches with a BAM/New York City Opera co-production of Anna Nicole, the opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas based on the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith. Performances are September 17 to 28 at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. The complete season press release follows the jump. Read more »
In any narrative, the unmentioned—the unmentionable—will always be more alarming than that which is carefully described.
Promiscuous — it’s not a pretty word. But when a matron in black underwear cavorts with two dozen naked hunks, what else can you call her?
A parterre reader just back from the matinee of Powder Her Face relates this story of two elderly ladies seated in the second row…