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Cooting edge

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Fans of the "context-free laundry list" school of opera criticism will be happy to know that "the world’s preeminent philosopher in the field of aesthetics," Roger Scruton, has now shouldered the white man's burden of rescuing opera from interpretation.

Simon, pure

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Celebrating Simon Keenlyside, the most popular artist on your alte Jungfer’s Mixcloud Web site.

Words and music

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As is happening increasingly in opera productions today (e.g., the Rosenkavalier in Stuttgart), the action of Moses und Aron at the Komische Oper begins some minutes before the music does.

21st century blues

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Your doyenne peers into the future, or, to be more accurate, into the Future Met Wiki, to reveal the latest rumors on casting and repertoire.

Mezzos don’t cry

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Alice Coote talks about her life as a man. (No, really.)

Macaronic and cheese

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The Berlin Komische Oper was the scene of one of my greatest opera experiences five years ago, so I particularly looked forward to a return to this theater.

Women want love to be a novel

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Born on this day in 1907 English author Daphne du Maurier.

The girl with the Onassis tattoo

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Swedish actress Noomi Rapace has been named as star of a film biography of Maria Callas to be directed by Niki Caro, reports Variety.

Beltway outsiders

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Yes, it’s that time of year again, cher public. Which artists will win the treasure of a 2015 parterre box “Pubie” Award? Just follow the trail after the jump for your chance to vote! Vote soon, cher public, as the polls close at midnight on Wednesday, May 20, and the results announced the following day!

I wake up screaming

3 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

Töt erst sein Weib!” shrieks Anja Kampe as Leonore during the very first moments of Andreas Homoki’s ingenious production of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, at Opernhaus Zürich.

Where in the World Is Montserrat Caballé?

3 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

The legendary diva failed to show up in court this morning for settlement of her tax fraud case.

Between the dragon and his wrath

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Aribert Reimann’s 1978 opera Lear, based of course on Shakespeare’s titanic tragedy King Lear, is a major achievement in modern operatic scoring.

L’odontalgico mirabile liquore

3 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1832 Gaetano Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore premiered in Milan.

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