Cher Public

  • Camille: Oh thank you and bless you, bewildered, for that bit. I pine for your glory days and miss you so. 4:05 PM
  • Camille: It’s the New Yawk version…ostensibly the “ViEnna Version” (see, La Cieca, I got it right at last!). I brought... 4:03 PM
  • Evenhanded: Well. “Casually referring to a woman as ‘this Bitch’, however- I’d be ashamed of that.” As would I, Armer. Thank... 3:57 PM
  • armerjacquino: I agree, giving one’s all in performance can never be a source of shame. Casually referring to a woman as ‘this... 3:51 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Lovely costumes. Cosima would have approved. 3:48 PM
  • Dabrowski: First, the obvious question: Is this Paris or Dresden? Another question, for those of you who understand singing better than I... 3:43 PM
  • La Cieca: And more to the point, which part of Venus. 3:37 PM
  • bewilbered: Elisabeth cover is the Romanian Iulia Isaev, who has sung the role (as well as Elsa) for Bucharest. 3:32 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!


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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