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  • aulus agerius: When the king finds Euryanthe and Adolar alone in the woods in Act III and exclaims “O... 8:19 PM
  • manou: It’s evident that you are taking the situation to heart, and it’s obviously going to have... 8:11 PM
  • MontyNostry: As a point of interest, how popular does Der Freischütz remain German-speaking countries? I know... 8:06 PM
  • oedipe: Arte will stream live the Trovatore from Salzburg (Netrebko, Meli, Domingo) on August 15. 8:06 PM
  • manou: Chris Maltman does not deserve to be in this cast. 8:04 PM
  • manou: I have been to Trieste and can confirm that the Bora is so powerful that there are ropes attached to... 8:00 PM
  • mb: “Trouser Snake” “The long black hair slicked back, in black pants and shirt and... 7:59 PM
  • papopera: America is a continent, not a country ! 7:51 PM
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  • MontyNostry: Ciccia, that erudite reference led me to discover the truth (via Wikipedia) behind Les Boréades.... 7:42 PM

Slow but steady

With almost three weeks to go, New York City Opera’s Kickstarter campaign is only $956,985 short of its goal. [@coopnytimes]

Smiling through

And we have a Mot du Jour!

And the 2013 Pubies go to…

One startling upset catches the eye among the many winners (if that is the word) of the 2013 Parterre Box Awards. Read more »

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Crave the date

It only just occurred to La Cieca that the opening night of New York City Opera’s 2013 season—the premiere of their new production of Powder Her Face—is February 15, a date that sounds oddly familiar somehow.

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Sunk costs

More bad news.

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George sent me

La Cieca is sure it’s nothing, nothing at all, but she does think it’s curious that (per a tipster) George Steel has quietly called a staff meeting for NYCO tomorrow…

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All for the best

George Steel announces that New York City Opera is destroying, giving away or selling off most of its stock of repertory productions.

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Tony award

For decades New York City Opera was a model of an organization with a clear mission.

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Lyre’s poker

The Underworld as corporate boardroom, Pluto a “suit,” the damned a bunch of clerks tapping away at laptops.

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From Hell

“About the only good thing that can be said for New York City Opera’s Orpheus, which opened Saturday night, is that it made the rest of the company’s feeble season seem scintillating by comparison.”

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