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Transience

New York City Opera has announced a search for “a transgender singer with a treble voice” to create the role of a transgender character in the opera Stonewall. The casting notice adds that “the singer will collaborate closely with composer Iain Bell on the role.” Read more »

Stonebroke?

New York City Opera apparently plans to finance its production of the opera Stonewall via a crowdsourcing platform 20-something YouTube performers use so they can afford to skip the occasional shift at Starbucks and concentrate on their gaming videos.

The male gaze

The third segment of New York City Opera’s gradually emerging 2018-2019 season will be Mascagni’s Isabeau, reported to be set for the spring.  Read more »

If it ain’t ‘Brokeback’

Between staging, music, and material, it’s hard to decide what feels most broken about New York City Opera’s American premiere of Brokeback Mountain.

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Kingly sex

As far as prewar Italian verismo goes, L’amore dei tre re is a supernova.

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Unprotected

Antonacci’s singing is remarkably beautiful for one who clearly doesn’t make that a top priority.

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Okay by me in America

Mariachi bands travel the world, make appearances in Hollywood, and moonlight on Linda Ronstadt albums.

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Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony

In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann‘s Johnson.

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