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The hills are alive with the sound of muumuus

Soprano Anna Pirozzi is singing Norma at the Teatro Colón (as one does) and now that you know what the costume is supposed to represent, it’s time to offer suggestions (with images if you like) as to what her outfit actually looks like.  Read more »

Broadcast: Hadrian

Twitter legend Karita Mattila, elegantly muumuu’d Thomas Hampson and Les Boys headline Rufus Wainwright‘s grandiose opera Hadrian, broadcast this afternoon at 1:oo PM.

Glyph you hadn’t, but you did

If you like opera to look like a museum, the Arena di Verona’s latest video of Aida should jump to the top of your wish list. The sets and costumes, claim the liner notes, are reconstructed from the 1913 production that Tullio Serafin conducted. It’s the kind of production that operates under the assumption that ancient Egyptians carved huge hieroglyphs onto every column they ever built, and priests are even wear hieroglyphics on their robes.   Read more »