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  • Feldmarschallin: Well I will be in the lines for the third and fourth as well. Will you be at one of those? 7:11 AM
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  • ML: I remember Die Tote Stadt at the Dorothy Buffum years back, when Hollreiser conducted Karan Armstrong... 7:04 AM
  • ML: One would certainly think so! Feld, thank you again for offering to ease the pain on Friday morning, but... 7:02 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: http://www.volksbu ehne-berlin.de/pra xis/meistersinger/ Here a Meistersinger with Castorf... 6:43 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: No I understand that they need time for the replacement but would think that they would take... 6:06 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I know that the head of the press office at the “Wiener Oper” has... 6:02 AM
  • manou: Dear croche – I am completely overwhelmed by all this information! I have transmitted it to... 5:22 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well the Wiener Oper doesn’t seem to update their website very often. Just checked to... 5:18 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: Whenever I see a staged mad scene it always occurs to me that these directors or... 5:15 AM

Magda Olivero 1910-2014

La Cieca has just received confirmation from La Scala’s Twitter of the sad news that the legendary Italian soprano Magda Olivero has died.  She was 104. Read more »

Licia Albanese 1913-2014

La Cieca has just heard the sad news that the beloved soprano Licia Albanese died earlier this evening. She was 101.

Carlo Bergonzi 1924-2014

The legendary and beloved Italian tenor died earlier today. He was 90. Read more »

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Lorin Maazel 1930-2014

The prolific American conductor and composer died earlier today in Virginia.

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Julius Rudel 1921-2014

The legendary conductor, mainstay of New York City Opera for 35 years, has died, says @nprclassical.

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Claudio Abbado 1933-2014

Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, former musical director of La Scala, has died at the age of 80.

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Marta Eggerth, 1912-2013

Operetta and film star Marta Eggerth died yesterday in New York. She was 101.

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Robert W. Wilson, 1927–2013

Robert W. Wilson, the American hedge fund manager and former chairman of New York City Opera, has died, an apparent suicide.

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Tom Krause 1934-2013

Finnish bass-baritone Tom Krause died Thursday. He was 79.

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Patrice Chéreau, 1944-2013

The celebrated opera director and filmmaker died today of lung cancer in Paris. He was 68.

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