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Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony

In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann‘s Johnson. The top parterre stories of last month follow the jump.  Read more »

Carol Neblett 1946-2017

The New York City Opera reports the death of American soprano Carol NeblettRead more »

RIP Dmitri Hvorostovsky

The heartbreaking news of the death of Dmitri Hvorostovsky has been confirmed by the baritone’s press representative 21C Media.  Read more »

Dmitri Hvorostovsky is alive, his wife assures us

Florence Hvorostovsky has just posted to her Facebook page that the Russian news site reporting her husband’s death is mistaken.

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Albert Innaurato 1947-2017

We have just heard the sad news that playwright and critic Albert Innaurato has died.

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Don’t send in the clowns

La Cieca sadly notes that LoftOpera has postponed their production of Pagliaccci (scheduled to open September 15) until a later date to be announced.

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Philip Gossett 1941-2017

The American musicologist died earlier today in Chicago.

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End of an era

Fort Worth Opera earlier today parted ways with its general director of 16 years, Darren K. Woods.

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Nicolai Gedda 1925-2017

According to the Svenska Dagblatet, the internationally renowned Swedish singer died yesterday.

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Caved

The Met has canceled its new production of La forza del destino, which was to have been directed by Calixto Bieito.

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