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The world is your cloister

The 2020 Glyndebourne Festival features the company’s first production ever of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, in a production directed by Barrie Kosky and starring Danielle de Niese. [Glyndebourne]

The implausible dream

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Noblesse her heart

dowager-danielle“Well, just running the house is a day-to-day labour of love… I want to be there with Gus, of course, but it does take up time — being a wife, being a mother, entertaining in the summer, doing the pheasant shoots in the winter.” [The Times]

Dangerous liaisons

There was a certain frisson in the air entering Chicago Lyric Opera last night, and not just in anticipation of attending the world premiere of a new work by Jimmy Lopez (music) and Nilo Cruz (libretto), Bel Canto

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If you wanna grind it wait till you refined it

Here Danielle de Niese throws an ecdysiastical twist into a medley from The Sound of Music.

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Top hatters

Christopher Alden‘s production of Handel’s Partenope is so erudite and theatrically audacious and also such a rollicking ride, it’s hard to believe it isn’t crap.

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The beautiful rooms are empty

It appears that Mariame Clément’s conception of Don Pasquale is that the opera should be retitled Malatesta.

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Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

West side, east side

Recently, opera showed up at both Mets, the Metropolitan Opera and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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