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  • Buster: Great clips, as usual. My diary lists a few more operatic birthdays today: Max Emanuel Cen?i? (1976),... 3:50 AM
  • MontyNostry: I was specifically thinking of a performance I saw earlier this year at a smaller, but highly... 3:21 AM
  • ML: My point, to Monty, is that Covent Garden has never in its long history — correct me if I’m... 2:44 AM
  • CurlyOperaGal: Does anyone know whatever happened to soprano Clare Gormley? I remember meeting her at the... 2:42 AM
  • La Cieca: So what is your point? That “Mi tradi” is such amazing music that it should be shoved... 2:20 AM
  • La Cieca: Say, for example, that the first act plays out from dawn to dusk and the second from dusk to dawn.... 2:18 AM
  • ML: Wise ass. That was not my point. 2:02 AM
  • Poison Ivy: I’ve never thought of DG as playing out in real time, the way Who’s Afraid of... 1:56 AM
  • La Cieca: Well, to be sure, Donna Anna cannot properly marry while she is mourning her father, which means... 1:16 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Heres a pretty long review of the ROH DVD: http://operajourna l.blogspot.co.uk/2 014/09/mozart-... 1:11 AM

A hymn to heme

That 60 Minutes piece everyone’s been talking about, with Peter Gelb describing opera as “blood sport,” after the jump. Read more »

The revolution will be televised

Ah, finally a light begins to break: “60 Minutes is filming a long-planned segment on the Met, with the new production of Rigoletto providing a through line…. When [Michael] Mayer sprints down the aisles onto the stage to tweak a bit of business, he is trailed not just by a couple of staff directors with notebooks but often by a cameraman or two. A Japanese film crew has also been tailing him for its own documentary.” [New York Times]

More deceit and intrigue from LOC

La Cieca assumes that it was while changing frocks from citron to sage that America’s Multitasker Renée Fleming approved the above-pictured outdoor advertising for LOC’s impending season. Because, after all, what celebrity screams “Lyric Opera of Chicago” more obviously than Vanessa Williams? (Thanks to AC for the photo!)