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  • antikitschychick: Thank you messa di voce :-). Still have to write about Anna Bolena and Turandot. Hope to get it done by tonight.... 4:15 PM
  • messa di voce: Wonderful reviews, AKC. Longer is ALWAYS better. 4:10 PM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub PMovdFQ Adored Leyla (1928) birthday Oct.10…On the way to her Attila,friend played some... 4:05 PM
  • antikitschychick: not ‘an app’ but several in fact. 3:33 PM
  • antikitschychick: They now have an app for the on Demand. I downloaded it yesterday :-D. 3:33 PM
  • armerjacquino: Yep. I’m quite an advocate for Met on Demand- it’s really very good value for the library you get access to. 3:27 PM
  • Patrick Mack: The only reason the Met spreads out some of their telecasts to two dvd’s is so the bit rate his high and the they get... 3:24 PM
  • Signor Bruschino: I never thought that Madagascar was such an opera loving locale! The things you learn! Kidding aside, La Cieca’s... 3:11 PM

Fine dell’opera

It’s official. “Gotham Chamber Opera is ceasing operations and will be closing. The Board of Directors of Gotham Chamber Opera voted today to shut down the organization,” reads a press release from the organization.   Read more »

Jon Vickers 1926-2015

The legendary Canadian heldentenor died on Friday. He was 88.   Read more »

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, says WQXR. Ms. Juntwait was 58.   Read more »

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 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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Carlo Bergonzi

Carlo Bergonzi 1924-2014

The legendary and beloved Italian tenor died earlier today. He was 90.

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Julius Rudel 1921-2014

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

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Falsch und feig

The Hartford Wagner Festival’s production of Das Rheingold has been canceled.

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