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  • ML: It would be interesting to hear from Joe Volpe about this year’s strife. 9:05 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: The problem is that an opera today at the Met that is not one of the “gateway... 8:52 AM
  • operaassport: So their solution is to keep putting on the same old productions and make site you cut out any... 8:49 AM
  • operaassport: Carlo Bergonzi has died at the age of 90. RIP. 8:43 AM
  • Ilka Saro: It’s interesting to see the recent “Gelb Revival” of Fille du Regiment held as... 8:23 AM
  • manou: And here is the correct label: http://tinyurl.com /qy3w4au 8:12 AM
  • Signor Bruschino: The “do you think Peter Gelb will survive this” is the most intriguing factor... 8:08 AM
  • phoenix: You mean the one with Irma Bombeck as Leonore? The audio stream is being broadcast on Espace2 Suisse... 7:59 AM
  • phoenix: ah manou, I am familiar with that vintage – a searingly mulled bouquet produced by... 7:30 AM
  • Porgy Amor: Does anyone who saw the Doyle Grimes both live and in a movie theater or on television/DVD feel... 6:33 AM

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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