Brian Kellow 1959-2018 Brian Kellow 1959-2018

We have just heard the sad news that author and longtime Opera News editor Brian Kellow died earlier today. He was 59.

on July 22, 2018 at 11:39 AM
“After all that time, she can call Tristan ‘du’ surely” “After all that time, she can call Tristan ‘du’ surely”

Finally we know what Brian Kellow used to do at Opera News: proofreading.

on August 19, 2016 at 5:46 PM
These old broads These old broads

Brian Kellow (not pictured) boasts, “Peggy Noonan, interviewed in last Sunday’s New York Times Book Review, mentioned that Can I Go Now? is on her nightstand.”

on December 26, 2015 at 1:05 PM
The sorrowful précis The sorrowful précis

Brian Kellow‘s “Coda” piece in the current Opera News, summarized: “I’m so cranky that even namedropping has lost its thrill.” (Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

on April 17, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Congratulations to Opera Chic, named “Essential Opera Blogger” in the current Opera News by a panel consisting of Brian Kellow and Tristan Kraft. 

on December 18, 2010 at 11:36 AM

See, La Cieca thinks Brian Kellow is asking for trouble when, in the second paragraph of his analysis of last March’s Slatkinshchina, he admits, “I did not attend the March 29 opening-night performance of La Traviata, nor did I listen to it on Sirius Radio.”  

on May 11, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Sharpen those nails and slather on a fresh coat of “Jungle Red,” ladies, because La Cieca hears that “it’s on” between two of the biggest players in NYC’s opera criticism power gay elite. (Well, admittedly that’s not a large pool of talent, but what they lack in numbers they more than make up for in…

on September 29, 2008 at 4:24 PM