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  • nachEule: Thank you Lohengrin. I’d eagerly caught the whole Boston gala on youtube before, and I suspect it’s because of... 2:03 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Well, Henry, I’ve been a believing, orthodox (little “o”), evangelical Christian since before I was 12... 1:57 PM
  • Lohengrin: May be the BSO-poduction is very “European 221;…… At the Met You will have a more or less “simple&... 1:55 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Cut-and-paste-fail : “Ditto for ‘Manon’ ; as well.” should be before “I love . . .” 1:36 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Thanks, nachEule, the more opinions the better! Your phrase “idiosyncrat ic visuals” can be used as a... 1:33 PM
  • Patrick Mack: CLASSIC Headline. Brava, La Cieca! 12:55 PM
  • LT: Speaking of accessible, there will be rush tickets for the Met opening night gala. 12:09 PM
  • Lohengrin: Here is Your “concert performance” : https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=7E2B 9g07Rxk 12:00 PM

Muhly marvelous

A few spoilsport commentators have complained that the clever marketing video for Nico Muhly‘s Two Boys at the English National Opera doesn’t accurately represent the somewhat dark subject matter of the new opera. La Cieca won’t take sides on this matter of vital import, but she will reveal to you, the cher public, that a few moments of the hush-hush score and production of the opera have been leaked on video, and you can sample the piece after the jump.   Read more »

It’s complicated

The ever-alert PR people at the English National Opera (why can’t we have a company like this?) have assembled a “what if?” video to promote Nico Muhly‘s impending Two Boys, and thrown in an admirably scruffy “reality” actor to boot. Read more »

twitterdammerung

gimmick

The Royal Opera House, which in its past season glitzed up its programming with such gimmicks as a tabloid tie-in and a mezzo-soprano strapped to a wheelchair, now looks to be getting desperate. The venerable opera company has commisioned a “Twitter Opera,” with a libretto to be gleaned from sundry tweets posted via the popular social networking service.  The resultant text will then be musicked by Helen Porter.

“Current posts can be viewed at www.twitter.com/youropera.”

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i blog to differ!

A member of Facebook (which, La Cieca is told, is some kind of Information Superhighway thing that the youngsters seem to enjoy) forwards this invitation to what your doyenne (channeling Andy Samberg channeling Diablo Cody) likes to call Die Bloggerdammerung:

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