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Good will hunting

1 hour agoArts : Parterre Box

The New York City Opera saga apparently wasn't quite dramatic enough, so now there's a new plot twist thrown into the mix.

Dead nacred

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

La Cieca (not pictured) surrenders, cher public: she can no longer bear the burden of opposing ignorant, hysterical pearl-clutching on the internet. The clutchers have won.

Fungus home

2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

I can’t think of another 20th century opera which has grown so fast in popularity so long after its composition than Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.

Dearly beloved

2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Mezzo Rinat Shaham takes a short break from being the world's busiest Carmen and rehearsing for the theatrical concert "The Sorrows of Young Werther" to dish with your doyenne.

I have seen the future and it is posh

2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

The visionary Rupert Christiansen peers into the mists of the not-yet and apprehends the perfection of the Wagnerian Gesamtkunstwerk.

Haunted mountain

5 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Beginning with the dark, ominous music of the prelude of Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx’s opera Brokeback Mountain, we know we are in for a very different and far less sentimental version of the work than was had with Ang Lee’s iconic 2005 film.

“Now where did I put that tiara?”

last weekArts : Parterre Box

etting, or surely approaching, some sort of record for sheer breadth of career (70 years!), Lucine Amara returns to the New York stage this summer as the Duchess of Krakenthorp in La Fille du Régiment, as produced by the Martina Arroyo Foundation's "Prelude to Performance."

Head of state

last weekArts : Parterre Box

To celebrate the 86th anniversary of her birth (25 May 1929), I bring to a close Beverly Sills’ traversal of the Donizetti “Tudor Queens” with this live Anna Bolena from 1973.

While I was sleeping

last weekArts : Parterre Box

If La Cieca's life were a romantic comedy, then your doyenne would surely be 1990s era Sandra Bullock, you know, the heroine, right?

Up to speed

last weekArts : Parterre Box

"New York is great. Opera is great. They deserve each other. So what can we do to get them together? Who can show us how it’s done? We need to ask the Germans."

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