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  • Cicciabella: With quotes by Zinka! The translation reads flowingly ;). 7:58 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Has this been already posted? Spitzenplätze für die Schweiz im Operngeschäft 22.07.2014... 7:57 AM
  • manou: She was the Raúl to her Fidel. 7:56 AM
  • CwbyLA: It is amazing to me that she is doing this. She could just rest on her laurels, concertize, sing in a... 7:51 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Alder has just been taken on by Askonas Holt this week, so expect to see her all over the... 7:49 AM
  • armerjacquino: Not to Bubbles, no (she was a Silverman) but nonetheless, he is family. So to speak. 7:46 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: I haven’t heard Elmendorff’s T&I, but his Tannhäuser from 1930 is superb. Its... 7:45 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I’ve gone off the Bohm/Nilsson/Windg assen/Ludwig as I’ve got to know the piece... 7:44 AM
  • The Conte: Douglas Sills Any relation? 7:41 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Mit La forza del destino wird eine der begehrtesten Vorstellungen der Saison am 28. Juli... 7:34 AM

Julius Rudel 1921-2014

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

Falsch und feig

The Hartford Wagner Festival’s production of Das Rheingold has been canceled “due to the vicious and coordinated attacks on the Hartford Wagner Festival by the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) which have forced the resignations of our Music Director and two of our performers with threats of loss of future work.”

Ebben, presto morrai!

After nearly a half century on stage, San Diego Opera will cease operations after its current season, said Ian Campbell, the opera’s general and artistic director. (Photo: Ken Howard)

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Gerard Mortier 1943-2014

Impresario Gerard Mortier died earlier today of pancreatic cancer. He was 70.

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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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Less cowbell

An auction of the meager remains of the bankrupt New York City Opera’s property musical instruments, some bits of scenery and costumes is scheduled for December 12.

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Slow curtain

La Cieca has just been informed that Deborah Voigt‘s engagement as Leonore in Fidelio at Liège has quietly disappeared from her website.

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In memoriam Mike Richter

Serious opera fan and internet pioneer Mike Richter died earlier this week.

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