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Don’t send in the clowns

La Cieca sadly notes that LoftOpera has postponed their production of Pagliaccci (scheduled to open September 15) until a later date to be announced.

For a few dolors more

Brooklyn’s edgy, innovative LoftOpera began in 2013 with two of the three Mozart-da Ponte operas. Since then other than an excursion into (relative) modernity with Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia and rounding off the trio with Così fan Tutte, the company has settled into 19th century repertoire. However for its summer 2017 show LoftOpera has ventured into the early 18th century with the accurately but unpromisingly named Pergolesi & Vivaldi, a potentially compelling project that stumbled rather than soared.  Read more »

Blood will be flung

For those of you who missed the live webcast of Rossini’s Otello last weekend (and for those of you who want to see it again), the entire LoftOpera presentation is now viewable on YouTube, complete with an oddly familiar-looking bald dome situated in the lower left hand corner of the screen.  Read more »

Tragedy in song

LoftOpera’s Saturday night performance of Rossini’s Otello successfully appealed to the essential kinetic energy of the operatic art form.

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Broadcast: Otello

Tonight at 8:00 PM ET, The New School telecasts LoftOpera’s production of Rossini’s Otello, live from Bushwick!

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Daggers are a thane’s best friend

How often do you hear Macbeth with four really good singers in its four big roles?

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The young and the restless

“We want to figure out how to create a nationwide change in how people think opera can be done. \“

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Guilt and pleasure

Ambivalent is how I feel about Cosí fan tutte.

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