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  • phoenix: Aulus, you are an observant & objective listener. Please give us your take on the performance... 4:57 PM
  • PCally: Tbh I know nothing about Killebrew other then that was in the Chereau ring. She’s wonderful so... 4:50 PM
  • Krunoslav: Pcally– indeed you are right. Killebrew did sing Fricka, and also Erda, elsewhere–... 4:49 PM
  • PCally: Krunoslav, Gwendolyn Killebrew sing Waltraute and one of the Valkyries (and she’s lovely in... 4:25 PM
  • Buster: Carlo Maria Giulini & Charlotte Margiono on stage together: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=a... 4:00 PM
  • Poison Ivy: If Brownlee were rejected from a gig and the stated reason was “at this time we do not feel... 3:51 PM
  • Buster: We can add Mattiwilda Dobbs and Reri Grist, who both sang the Woodbird. 3:46 PM
  • Krunoslav: If one is a fucking idiot in public on such an evident and divisive issue one is bound to be... 3:40 PM
  • Krunoslav: Yes, but her statement here is still too categorical: “It isn’t with pride that I say that still,... 3:34 PM
  • armerjacquino: Right. So every black singer who has ever auditioned to play the Marschallin, or Eva, or Elsa,... 3:20 PM

Elena Obraztsova 1939-2015

The celebrated Russian mezzo-soprano has died. She was 75. [TASS] Read more »

Irene Dalis 1925-2014

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

Magda Olivero 1910-2014

La Cieca has just received confirmation from La Scala’s Twitter of the sad news that the legendary Italian soprano Magda Olivero has died.  She was 104. Read more »

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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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.

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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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