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  • La Cieca: There is no question that the Met as an organization has shown very little ‘Levine’ fan-fare. The fact that Levine himself has... 11:36 AM
  • bobsnsane: The details were simply delicious _ no devil to be found ! 11:14 AM
  • bobsnsane: Placido redux. 11:12 AM
  • Olivero is my Drug of Choice: Fun interview with Piotr and Anna on Lohengrin(in english) httpv://youtu.be/f RQJaKOkAus?list... 11:05 AM
  • Bill: It was one of Bing’s more “modern̶ 1; productions done for Milanov – the entire opera was updated some two... 10:56 AM
  • Krunoslav: “That said, I can think of no one else active in 2013 whom I would want to take her place in this production.” httpv://www.y... 10:12 AM
  • Bill: Most of Thielemann’s series of performances at the Vienna State Opera have appeared on CD on DGG – perhaps not yet the... 10:09 AM
  • Krunoslav: “That said, I can think of no one else active in 2013 whom I would want to take her place in this production.R... 10:06 AM

The end is in the beginning and yet you go on

“Several current and former Met employees and a member of the board said in interviews this week that while Mr. Levine was a beloved figure, they hoped he would soon take on an emeritus position that would keep him involved in the company as part of a graceful exit.” [New York Times]

Pierre Boulez 1925-2016

The composer and conductor died yesterday at his home in Baden-Baden, Germany. He was 90.   Read more »

The cat didn’t come back

“Along with every other music journalist in New York, I was blindsided by this news. If ever there was a company that appeared the picture of fiscal and artistic good health, it was Gotham.” [New York Observer]

Botas

Fine dell’opera

Gotham Chamber Opera is ceasing operations and will be closing.

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Jon Vickers

Jon Vickers 1926-2015

The legendary Canadian heldentenor died on Friday. He was 88.

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Juntwait

Margaret Juntwait 1957-2015

The host of the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday Afternoon Radio Broadcasts and longtime public radio personality died today of complications from ovarian cancer. She was 58.

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Elena Obraztsova

Elena Obraztsova 1939-2015

The celebrated Russian mezzo-soprano has died. She was 75.

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Irene Dalis

Irene Dalis 1925-2014

The American mezzo-soprano and impresario died today in San Jose after a long illness. She was 89.

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magda_olivero

Magda Olivero 1910-2014

The legendary Italian soprano Magda Olivero has died.

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Licia Albanese

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.

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