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yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

There was wonder and magic last night in Philly when The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presented British tenor Mark Padmore and American pianist Jonathan Biss in a recital devoted to the songs of Schumann, Tippett, and Fauré.

Weighed in the balances

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 529 BC, King Cyrus the Great of Persia marched into the city of Babylon.

Martinu, very dry

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

Gotham Chamber Opera, which began to operate twelve years ago with a double bill of Bohuslav Martinu’s quirky little pieces, opened its 2014-15 season with two more, Alexandre bis (Alexander, twice) and Comedy on the Bridge.


yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1925 English-American actress Angela Lansbury was born.

One more into the breeches

last weekArts : Parterre Box

“Norwegian mezzo-soprano Ingeborg Gillebo will make her Met debut singing the role of Cherubino in this evening’s performance of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, replacing Isabel Leonard, who is ill.” This from the Met press office.

Avec la garde montante

last weekArts : Parterre Box

Brandon Jovanovich has agreed at short notice to step into the role of Don José in this evening’s performance of Carmen, replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill.

Unfiltered speech

last weekArts : Parterre Box

As dear Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (not pictured) said on at least one occasion, "Und ich habe, mein Lieber, wieder bei diesem kleinen Geschäft gefunden, dass Missverständnisse und Trägheit vielleicht mehr Irrungen in der Welt machen als List und Bosheit. Wenigstens sind die beiden letzteren gewiss seltener."

Muy Lindoro

last weekArts : Parterre Box

As if Juan Diego Florez in a Seinfeldian puffy shirt were not festive enough, Vesselina Kasarova and Michele Pertusi also star in L'italiana in Algeri.

Top of the heap

last weekArts : Parterre Box

You will be happy to hear that Michael Fabiano was the unrivaled star of the Richard Tucker Foundation Gala tonight.

Strike me blind

last weekArts : Parterre Box

Which stage director—who, incidentally, has a smash hit on Broadway at the moment—has been blackballed from at least two return engagements at the Met because of a kerfuffle with a conductor?

Seligsten Paar

last weekArts : Parterre Box

Maestro Christian Thielemann has made his choice for Lohengrin casting in Dresden and, later, Bayreuth: "Anna Netrebko als Elsa und Piotr Beczala in der Titelpartie."

Défense de fumer

last weekArts : Parterre Box

Though our gypsy friend Carmen may not puff cigarettes in Australia, nothing will prevent the cher public from blowing smoke on off-topic and general interest subjects.

Myth opportunity

2 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

America hasn’t exactly been vigorous about commemorating the 250th anniversary of the death of Jean-Philippe Rameau.

The wrath of hell

2 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

Protean Meryl Streep is in talks to play legendary diva Florence Foster Jenkins in a film.

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