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  • Talk of the Town: If you’re not interested in shelling out for a monthly subscription, you can rent individual operas for a... 10:21 PM
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Man of steel

“This throwback to the golden age of opera—superhuman singing greeted with frenzied ovations—was a function of a perfect storm of excitement: a performance of Verdi’s 1853 spellbinder to rank with one’s rosiest recollections of past glories, in combination with a poignant human story that left both cast and audience dissolved in tears.” [New York Observer]


Our Own JJ (not pictured) lays down the law in both the New York Observer and the Associated Press. Read and heed!

Summer nights

“Those kids in Bushwick have this opera thing figured out.” [New York Observer]


Guilt trip

Part of what makes opera seem, at least, a camp art form is that fans of the genre have such inconsistent taste.

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Mixed messages

For instance, the mule is more intelligent and more patient than its parents the horse and the donkey.

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Up to speed

“New York is great. Opera is great. They deserve each other. So what can we do to get them together? Who can show us how it’s done? We need to ask the Germans.”

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Bum’s rush

Our Own JJ reviews Orlando and Early Shaker Spirituals in the Observer.

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Crack that Whip!

Ham and ex

Our Own JJ was only semi-amused.

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Don Carlo

Sometimes just pretzels and beer

Our Own JJ crunches the numbers at the Met and LoftOpera in the New York Observer.

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The kids are not all right

“’They’re young… they’re in love… and they kill people’ goes the tagline for the 1968 film Bonnie and Clyde, but the slogan could apply almost as well to the outlaw pair at the center of the Metropolitan Opera’s white-hot revival of Massenet’s Manon.”

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