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  • RobNYNY: Susanna is a very long role with one short aria. (Two alternatve short arias that are seldom... 9:27 PM
  • m. croche: Poor woodwinds! First they get distracted from their 12 week vacation by this lockout... 9:27 PM
  • danpatter: What a superb review. It has made me seriously consider buying this set, even though I have... 8:20 PM
  • La Cieca: Here is a link to JJ’s previous writing for the Observer: http://observer.co m/author/james... 8:12 PM
  • Satisfied: Wait, wait, wait…is this news or did I miss something!?! “Regular Column”?? If... 8:03 PM
  • La Cieca: This is as much information as the Met has released on this decision: all I can do is work from the... 8:01 PM
  • rofrano: None of those issues were raised TO YOUR KNOWLEDGE. You’re working with Eyre’s account,... 7:52 PM
  • manou: kash – not to mention any other kind of wind. (Yes, we are staying with the bad taste.... 7:37 PM
  • zzzznombula: MERCI, operacat, for this link!!! Can someone suggest a way to download and save this video? We... 7:24 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Here’s an example of a prompter in the pit without a proper box httpv://www.you... 7:12 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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