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  • WindyCityOperaman: Just got it. LMFAO! 3:22 PM
  • m. croche: The Japanese Arthur Farwell! 3:07 PM
  • kashania: AJ: I think that was one of the best tracks of his French & Italian Arias album. He’s... 3:02 PM
  • FaustinaBordoni: Camerana’s timbre is “sweeterR 21; than Owens’s̵ 1;softer around... 2:59 PM
  • kashania: ROBERTO DEVEREUX update For those interested, here are Radvanovsky and Capalbo in the final two... 2:50 PM
  • Olivero is my Drug of Choice: I find Camarena has a much “sweeterR 21; sounding voice than... 2:39 PM
  • actfive: Jeanette’s Italian could use some work. 2:34 PM
  • armerjacquino: I’m guessing that this was part of a trilogy of films with ‘The Coffee Cup’... 2:25 PM
  • Gualtier M: Jeanette MacDonald sang a cut and somewhat unsubstantial “Liebestod&# 8221; in this... 2:21 PM
  • Cicciabella: I think De Nationale Opera makes the most of its state subsidies and corporate sponsorship... 2:17 PM

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)

Gerard Mortier 1943-2014

Update: Impresario Gerard Mortier died earlier today of pancreatic cancer, according to De Morgen. He was 70. Read more »

Marta Eggerth, 1912-2013

Operetta and film star Marta Eggerth died yesterday in New York. She was 101. [Die Zeit] Read more »

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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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Whimper

“Opera America, a service organization for opera companies, has expressed interest in purchasing City Opera’s thrift shop…”

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Patrice Chéreau, 1944-2013

The celebrated opera director and filmmaker died today of lung cancer in Paris. He was 68.

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