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Toys in the attic

The program for the American Chamber Opera Company’s premiere of Melissa Shiflett’s My Undying Love: An Amusement included not one but two glaring typos: not only was the name of the wrong opera printed on the first page, but two of the three dates listed for the season on the front cover were in 2016. Read more »

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 »

Lenny thing goes

They saved the best (of all possible worlds) for last. Read more »

Bolder sister

I heard Brigitte Fassbaender live only twice—in 1985, as Octavian in a San Francisco Opera Der Rosenkavalier, and in 1994, at her recital of Wolf’s Mörike Lieder at Alice Tully Hall. But more than a decade earlier, through recordings, I’d already fallen in love with her voice and artistry. Read more »

Under the silver lake

“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” went the introduction to the 1940s radio program The Shadow, an apt description for the San Francisco Opera’s production of Rusalka.

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Mistress class

Everett Quinton’s Galas is a star at the end of her tether, and she goes nova with the best.

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Band in Boston

In the triumphant American premiere of Orlando Generoso at the Boston Early Music Festival last week, the hippogriff was among the many stars of the show.

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Something cool

Elina Garanca was radiantly present at Carnegie Hall Friday night performing a ravishingly somber Rückert-Lieder with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the MET Orchestra.

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