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Ringing in my queers

Stonewall threads some difficult needles with great success overall in this last installment of New York City Opera’s Pride Month Programming. Read more »

Happy National Coming Out Day

“Love is love,” tweets tenor Michael Fabiano.

Rara avis

Parterrians will surely be fascinated to hear that tomorrow (Sunday) a staged reading of The Lisbon Traviata (the play by Terrence McNally, not the recording featuring Maria Callas) will be performed at New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center. Read more »

Thanks for scaring

I found Fellow Travelers intellectually and politically riveting, musically thrilling, and profoundly moving. It was a triumph. 

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Why can’t a woman be more like a man?

“The background chorus characters in the Broadway show I saw tonight unobtrusively included a gay couple, and jaded though I sometimes am I think that’s really neat.”

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Purple hearts

Composer Gregory Spears is a unique example of this maxim that one must be “deeply rooted in tradition in order to innovate with integrity.”

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We’re here, we’re queer (well, some of us)

What the hell is Three Way doing on a list of 7 American Operas That Put LGBTQ Issues Center Stage?

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Cruise, control

Cincinnati Opera presented the world premiere Fellow Travelers Friday and I’m here to tell you that not only does the opera have legs, it has balls.

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