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“All things seem possible in May”

MeadeOpera Orchestra of New York (remember them?) will present Gaetano Donizetti’s Parisina D’este conducted by the company’s Founder & Music Director Laureate Eve Queler on May 4, 2016 at at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall. Soprano Angela Meade takes the title role in a cast that also features American tenor Aaron Blake, Chinese baritone Yunpeng Wang, Serbian bass Sava Vemic and American soprano Mia Pafumi. (Photo: Dario Acosta)

OONY way the wind blows

Continuing in its long and proud tradition of mystery and intrigue, Maestro Eve Queler‘s Opera Orchestra of New York has announced a concert or some other sort of music-related event for May 4, 2016.   Read more »

I will gladly pay you Tuesday for fundraising today

A faithful parterrian sends a copy of a fundraising letter from Opera Orchestra of New York, the gist of which is “remember all the cool stuff we did in the 1980s? Well, send us money and maybe we’ll do another opera sometime.” Read more »

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La regina d’Inghilterra ho veduto cantar

“At Carnegie Hall last Thursday, a capacity crowd witnessed what might be the final official act of a monarch who has reigned for more than four decades.”

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Victorious, happy and glorious

Even before Italian diva Mariella Devia had completed the stunning high D natural that capped her miraculous portrayal of Elisabetta in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux Thursday evening at Carnegie Hall, tens, then hundreds of those in attendance leapt to their feet to shout their acclaim.

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Happy April 1!

American soprano Aprile Millo rehearses for her role debut as Clara in Porgy and Bess with Opera Orchestra of New York.

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Magic Michael

Our Own JJ weighs in at some length about OONY’s performance of I Lombardi over at musicalamerica.com.

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Light up the sky

Either tonight’s concert performance of I Lombardi by Opera Orchestra of New York was a “star is born” moment for Michael Fabiano, or else there is no such thing as a “star is born” moment any more.

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Come un bel dì di gennaio

I’ve always had a certain affection for Roberto Alagna.

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I am missing the winter now

One quick way to warm up: Watching tenor heartthrob Roberto Alagna.

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