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  • manou: …Marceau. 5:10 AM
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  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Youtubies like the vast collection collection of coloratura fan can be difficult to locate, but if you enter (for... 1:32 AM
  • Porgy Amor: I would have guessed O’Hara for Belinda, but the NYT’s piece has her as Dido. Also, Deborah Voigt is doing Pirates... 1:30 AM
  • Paysan Bleu: Camille, it was last July during the outdoor performance of the “Gala Anna Netrebko & Friends” in the... 1:19 AM
  • DerLeiermann: This news have me conflicted. 12:45 AM
  • Baritenor: Well, I’ll take “headlines I didn’t expect to read today” for 400 Alex. Does anyone know what the... 12:38 AM
  • Camille: Merci bien, mon ami L’oseau lyre! Yes, I auditioned this version as well but decided to go for the one more close in time... 10:25 PM

Mavra, don’t ask!

And then she was all like, “Nuh-uh! Igor was so not gay,” and I was all like… [New York Times]

Zach talk

Longtime Friend of the Box Zachary Woolfe (pictured) sits down with Marc Scorca of Opera America for a “Conversation about Opera in America,” implausibly enough. The free event is tomorrow at noon at the National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue.

A series of ones and zeroes

“’I’m analytical, not wild,’ [Elina] Garanca told an interviewer in 2009. ‘When I’m onstage my brain is running like a computer.’ If that is no way to be a singer, it is also no way to direct an opera.” [New York Times]

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Chiedi all’aura lusinghiera

La Rondine, which began as a light Viennese operetta before being transformed into an Italian tearjerker, is not a natural diva vehicle…

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Dead or Alive

Schrödinger’s cat fancy

“So is opera as vibrant as ever, or is it hanging on by a thread? How to write the history of an art form that hovers, Schrödinger’s catlike, simultaneously alive and dead?”

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Why, oh why?

“Alden Drops the Ballo: His Milquetoast Take on Verdi’s Classic Fizzles at the Met”

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The case of the missing Amelia

“In the space of a few words, the leading role in a major new production had been reassigned. But why?”

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Wer nicht mit dem Woolfe heult

Zachary Woolfe (not pictured) makes his way to Bayreuth to try to unravel the Evgeny Nikitin mystery.

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Closet drama

I have a confession to make about Britten’s opera Billy Budd: I don’t like it very much.”

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Fit to print

La Cieca (pictured, right) invites you to peruse what’s making headlines today.

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