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  • Feldmarschallin: They were even better now in July than in Dec/Jan. They already filmed last Friday and again... 6:31 AM
  • Lohengrin: http://www.arte.tv /guide/de/053715-0 01/verdi-la-forza- del-destino?autopl ay=1 Available for 7... 6:21 AM
  • Cicciabella: Bora + Bora = Borras 6:09 AM
  • Cicciabella: Meli is an excellent bel canto tenor. Here’s hoping he can conquer Manrico. It will be... 6:06 AM
  • oedipe: OK, OK. But then: Bora x Bora = Bora, a clean and simple solution; whereas Bora + Bora = Boras?... 6:05 AM
  • Cicciabella: Well, that’s a relief. I love Domingo’s Spanish-accent Lohengrin with Studer (was... 5:41 AM
  • redbear: Warning: Rant! Since Tosca was mentioned, Luc Bondy’s Tosca was not a failure. What was a... 5:31 AM
  • manou: Bora square stays Bora – 1×1=1… Of course there is always Borat. 5:19 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Nachts im Mozart-Opernmuseum : Mit Sven-Eric Bechtolfs Inszenierung von Mozarts “Don... 5:10 AM
  • oedipe: Cicciabella, let me reassure you about this one casting option: they are NOT hinting at Domingo. 5:05 AM

Scarred for life

“This, after all, is opera, opera in New York, not some dainty pastime like professional hockey, and the stage is crowded with grumbling members of the old guard who aren’t renewing subscriptions, disenchanted reviewers, vendors of vitriol on blogs like Parterre Box…” [New York Times]

Bloomberg onions

Clifton Webb, silly!The multi-slashed Manuela Hoelterhoff (Bloomberg editrix/spouse to disgruntled New York City Opera intendant manquée Francesca Zambello/grouch emeritus) dipped her goose quill in venom this morning once again to take on her favorite subject, i.e., how NYCO has gone to hell in a handbasket ever since they didn’t hire her girlfriend to run the place.  Read more »