Cher Public

  • Camille: We got hooked by this and are currently in the last part of Act III and yes, you sure do learn a lot, Buster, you are so right!... 10:07 PM
  • Camille: Only referring to either/or of these ladies as the prototypical soprano lirico fotogenico of each other’s respective time... 10:04 PM
  • Krunoslav: ‘ Vogt and Kaufmann were on opposite ends of the spectrum vocally.’ Really? Have you tried Lauritz Melchior, Paul... 9:48 PM
  • mercadante: Not really, Farrar could take an interval cleanly. 9:30 PM
  • kashania: I was referring to her second act hat but both are fabulous, really. 9:07 PM
  • Porgy Amor: No, that is Act One. For the Act Two processional, there is a hat that had never been alive (presumably) that is just as... 9:00 PM
  • rapt: Is this the chapeau in question? http://www.mvdaily .com/articles/2007 /03/lohengrin1.jpg 8:25 PM
  • Camille: She’s the elder Renée Fleming 8:08 PM

A star is reborn?

The New York City Opera Board has signed an agreement to transfer its name and intellectual property to NYCO Renaissance, Ltd., which is spearheaded by  Roy Niederhoffer, Chairman and Jeffrey Laikind, President. The new board has appointed Michael Capasso, co-founder and General Director of New York’s Dicapo Opera Theater, as General Director. Read more »

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!

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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.

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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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