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  • aulus agerius: It seems to me MF pretty much always looks awkward in his clothing whether it’s street clothes or costumes. I... 8:38 AM
  • Baltsamic Vinaigrette: That may be so, PCally, but not the artists listed here: Fassbaender, Kleiber and Greevy were Born on the Third of... 7:52 AM
  • tiger1: Ms. Kurzak was originally listed as Princess Euxodie (in October with Kristine Opolais as Rachel). Does anyone know what lead to... 4:04 AM
  • Batty Masetto: OK, here’s a post mortem on the SF Don Carlo from Friday. Pape owned the show. In spite of some occasional flatting he... 1:09 AM
  • Jack Jikes: I saw every performance of the Gunter Kramer production at the Met. Bieto made me feel I had never seen the opera before.... 11:40 PM
  • PCally: So many of my favorite artists were born in this day! I love it 9:39 PM
  • Camille: httpv://youtube.co m/watch?v=EKiqthx0 GKw Hoping everyone had a safe and happy celebration. 8:42 PM
  • Stefan: I wouldn’t call it boring but lets just say, not very exciting (to be tactful). On a separate note, I found out two days ago... 8:36 PM

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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