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  • phoenix: Best comment I’ve ever read re the present-day situation at the Met. If only they would close... 11:01 AM
  • GaGa: What seems to have led to this contretemps was a desire “to bring the action as far downstage as... 10:55 AM
  • kashania: The COC never has a prompter and the singers seem to do just fine. 10:50 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I thought I knew the Naxos catalog well, but “Music For Glass Harmonica” was... 10:49 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: See also httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=-CXS 7j1pH0g http://www.oper... 10:46 AM
  • peter: Could it just be that the distance between the conductor and the singers on the vast Met stage... 10:45 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: That’s just a repetition of the assertion. I know what a prompter does. 10:43 AM
  • mandryka: Very good question. 10:43 AM
  • Buster: Frau ohne Schatten. 10:37 AM
  • ML: Fundamental needs = timing, cueing, recalling 10:32 AM

The singing dead

“Somehow with opera, just as with theatre, it turns out that the monster’s head still hasn’t been cut off. Or else, like any monster worthy of the name, it keeps finding ways to rise from the grave.” Occasional friend of the box Joseph Cermatori offers an obituary of sorts for opera in New York in 2011-2012 in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art.