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O for a Muse of fire

O for a Muse of fire

O for a Muse of fire Saturday August 17 the Merola Opera Program wrapped up its annual Summer Festival with the Merola Grand Finale concert at the War Memorial Opera House, showcasing the talents of the 29 young Merolini artists. Now in its sixth season, the prestigious opera training program keeps going strong to offer coaching and training in pretty much all aspects of opera, all free of charge. The Grand Finale, in particular, turns ... Read More »

“Thou seest, the heavens, as troubled with man’s act, threaten his bloody stage”

“Thou seest, the heavens, as troubled with man’s act, threaten his bloody stage”

“Thou seest, the heavens, as troubled with man’s act, threaten his bloody stage” It is speculated that on this day in 1607 William Shakespeare’s Macbeth was first performed. It is further speculated that just before the show started, the actor playing Lady Macbeth fell ill and the Bard himself (not pictured) jumped into the role. Hell, if you&8217;ve stayed with us this far, let&8217;s just go all out and speculate that the stage manager was ... Read More »

Agreeing to disagree

Agreeing to disagree

Agreeing to disagree “One of the most closely watched #MeToo-related legal battles in classical music — pitting the eminent conductor James Levine against the Metropolitan Opera, which fired him in 2018 amid accusations of sexual misconduct — came to an inconclusive end on Tuesday, when the two sides announced that they had quietly settled their claims against each other.” [New York Times] Source: Music-2 Agreeing to disagree Read More »

The need for speed

The need for speed

The need for speed I’ve lost count of the fine singers I heard for the very first time during Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival the latest being beauteous Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique who appeared Sunday afternoon with the visiting Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fischer. From Cecilia Bartoli in 1990 to Christine Brewer, Thomas Quathoff, Natalie Stutzmann and most recently Gaëlle Arquez, Marianne Crebassa and Rosa Feola just last summer, Mostly Mozart has in my experience had ... Read More »

Broadcast: Die Zauberflöte

Broadcast: Die Zauberflöte

Broadcast: Die Zauberflöte The Glyndebourne Festival production of Mozart’s comic saga is telecast beginning at 12:30 PM EDT. “This new production by the renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Doucet promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics. Leading British bass Brindley Sherratt stars as Sarastro alongside exciting young singers including Caroline Wettergreen, Sofia Fomina and Björn Bürger.” Source: Music-2 Broadcast: Die Zauberflöte Read More »

“I’m here, I’m queer, morir”

“I’m here, I’m queer, morir”

“I’m here, I’m queer, morir” “Turandot is visibly stirred by Liù’s self-sacrifice and she caresses her dead body. Just after Calaf kisses her, she takes her headdress off and comes out as a gay woman. In the final seconds of the opera, she kills herself with Liù’s knife, and Calaf is left alone.” [Bachtrack; see also Bury Your Gays] Source: Music-2 “I’m here, I’m queer, morir” Read More »

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