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“I am grateful that my horizons were not narrowed at the outset”

Happy 74th birthday soprano Jessye Norman. Read more »

Broadcast: Last Night at the Proms

One can already feel the a flicker of the “queer fat femme energy” in the air as Jamie Barton prepares for tonight’s Last Night at the Proms extravaganza. The concert goes live starting at 2:00 PM EDT.

Slapstick Tragedienne

Born on this day in 1933 actor and director Zoe Caldwell. Read more »


Fire up your calendars, cher public! The quintet of parterre box scribes who will be reviewing New York area performance are ready to share with you their choices for Must See Opera in the fall of 2019! 

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“Market value is irrelevant to intrinsic value”

Born on this day in 1874 composer Arnold Schoenberg.

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Where’er you woke

Our Own Jamie Barton graces the Last Night of the Proms with her “queer fat femme energy.”

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Funny fascist

Leave it to Opera News to whitewash the revolting reactionary politics of Franco Zeffirelli.

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Dido it again

“Trove Thursday” presents Purcell’s remarkably concise Dido and Aeneas in a pair of fascinatingly different interpretations.

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