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  • littoraldrift: woops that was supposed to go in the replies below antikitschychick&# 8217;s comment 7:58 PM
  • littoraldrift: re: LA season, Racette as Salome? Wtf? Strikes me as alien Fach at any stage in her career, let alone now. But it looks... 7:57 PM
  • manou: From the unlikely page of The Tudors, http://www.thetudo rswiki.com/page/Qu een+Elizabeth+I+-+ Historical+profile some intriguing... 7:55 PM
  • Batty Masetto: San Francisco announced a while ago, as covered here, and after talking with a subscriptions rep last week I can report... 7:44 PM
  • decotodd: Los Angeles Opera announced about a week ago. Interesting line up especially Damrau and Grigolo in HOFFMANN 7:38 PM
  • Opera Teen: Half-baked theories aside, here is my review of the show: https://operateen. wordpress.com/2016 /02/06/war-of-t... 7:34 PM
  • phoenix: - Antonenko was probably the best Prince (heroic) for me, but I also liked Neil Rosenshein’s (lyric) smooth singing as the... 7:31 PM
  • manou: Better still Ciccia – the whole thing is on Youtube: https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=jQuK UMNjQkM https://www.you... 7:18 PM

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]

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. The company (when, as and if) is in line for a bequest from the estate of Baron Pierre DeMenasce, who shuffled off his mortal coil at what was for NYCO a very inconvenient time, smack in the middle of the great fundraising fiasco of fall 2013. Read more »

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, Gene Kaufman of Opera New York. [The New New York City Opera]

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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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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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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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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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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Whimper

“Opera America, a service organization for opera companies, has expressed interest in purchasing City Opera’s thrift shop…”

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Deranged bedfellows

When Mr. Steel asked Mr. Koch if he could make further gifts to save the company, Mr. Koch demurred, telling Mr. Steel that the Marshall family might be less than pleased.

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