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Sylvia Korman

Sylvia Korman is a recent graduate from Barnard College and a recent devotee of all things opera. They like mezzos in pants, Met Opera student tickets and reading the comments sections. See their tweets at ? boy eternal ? and people mad at opera.

Natural woman

As Christopher Corwin detailed in his review of the Anna Netrebko-helmed iteration of this production, Adriana Lecouvreur is an opera that seems to be most often mounted as an excuse to showcase the sort of one-in-a-million, top-of-their-game, mega-divas of which Adriana is herself one.  Read more »

Whiskey tango foxtrot

I really cannot exaggerate the extent to which I truly did not know what was going on in New York City Opera’s production of Maria de Buenos AiresRead more »

Go away from my window

Columbia University’s Miller Theater is a small space, intimate, and wider than it is deep, but last night, waiting for the New York City premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up, the eager and expectant energy of the audience could have filled a much larger house.  Read more »

Elements of stile

I’m no fach expert but I will admit the “gay stile” is a new one for me — somewhere between the lyric and the dramatic tenor voices, perhaps?

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Accentuate the positive

I love the comments that really seem to think they balanced the positive with the negative.

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The savvy and the non-savvy

Sounds like a better Friday night than “what the composer intended.” 

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Heaven is a place on Broadway

Broadway’s new Head Over Heels is anything but under committed; it’s a show with an irresistibly fun spirit and an infallibly good heart.

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If I could be with you one scour tonight

“Too sexy” is a hell of an accusation for a woman wearing a giant mesh Brillo pad!

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