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  • steveac10: And so it goes. Interesting that the other major player (IATSE) is actually negotiating since they... 6:09 PM
  • Krunoslav: Right, and then SUMMER AND SMOKE with Nathan Gunn before tackling NIGHT OF THE IGUANA opposite... 5:42 PM
  • Krunoslav: I don’t think anyone has ever raised questions that she was born in 1929. She may have bent... 5:36 PM
  • tiger1: Is it now we are supposed to congratulate you on your impressive wit, Melot’s YB? 5:30 PM
  • La Cieca: “Beverly Sills sang Hanna at Philly’s Shubert Theater in 1947, when she was 18 years old; she... 5:13 PM
  • Clita del Toro: And Renee’s hands are not expressive like Callas’. She tries, and maybe in her... 5:11 PM
  • Krunoslav: Is Mothra under contract to Sony? 5:09 PM
  • Krunoslav: “I’ve always known that anybody who takes on Hanna Glawari is more or less bringing her... 4:58 PM
  • Melot's Younger Brother: A friend once asked If I knew what a tribute band was and explained that it was made... 4:51 PM
  • La Cieca: But in the novel the cause is much more prosaic and therefore more embarrassing: Lawson,... 4:37 PM

Lorin Maazel 1930-2014

The prolific American conductor and composer died earlier today in Virginia. He had been at his home, Castleton Farms, rehearsing and preparing for his annual Castleton Festival.

Julius Rudel 1921-2014

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

Claudio Abbado 1933-2014

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

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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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Regina Resnik 1922-2013

The American mezzo-soprano, director, filmmaker and teacher Regina Resnik has died.

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Claramae Turner 1920-2012

The American contralto, who created the title role in Menotti’s The Medium and introduced the song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” died May 18. She was 92.

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Deanna Durbin 1921-2013

The silver-voiced teen star of film musicals of the 1930s and 1940s died earlier this week.

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