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  • tiger1: Ms. Kurzak was originally listed as Princess Euxodie (in October with Kristine Opolais as Rachel). Does anyone know what lead to... 4:04 AM
  • Batty Masetto: OK, here’s a post mortem on the SF Don Carlo from Friday. Pape owned the show. In spite of some occasional flatting he... 1:09 AM
  • Jack Jikes: I saw every performance of the Gunter Kramer production at the Met. Bieto made me feel I had never seen the opera before.... 11:40 PM
  • PCally: So many of my favorite artists were born in this day! I love it 9:39 PM
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  • Stefan: I wouldn’t call it boring but lets just say, not very exciting (to be tactful). On a separate note, I found out two days ago... 8:36 PM
  • PCally: Hmmm well personally I do tend to find La Juive a pretty boring opera and I’ve loved a couple of productions that I’ve... 6:56 PM
  • jackoh: Let me venture an opinion that I am not sure how far that I would go to defend. I don’t think that there is any such thing as a... 6:32 PM

Oil, be seeing you

JuiveToday at noon from the Bayerische Staatsoper, a live telecast of the premiere of Halévy’s La Juive, with Aleksandra Kurzak in the title role and Roberto Alagna as Eléazar. The cher public are naturally invited to chat.  Read more »

Before the parade passes by

MarchHappy Pride!  Read more »

Imagined possibilities

PatienceIn a lecture from 1976, Michel Foucault defined the term subjugated knowledge as “historical contents that have been buried and disguised in a functionalist coherence or systemization.” I have often thought of this term—subjugated knowledge—when thinking of queer history—the various methods of coding and decoding that propel a certain type of work within the artistic canon. An elliptical, strange kind of surfacing. For example, is it fair to consider Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray a gay man? What about Sebastian and Charles in Brideshead Revisited? And what to make of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward IIRead more »


Inside Ott

Happy 29th birthday baritone Jarrett Ott.

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And boy were her arms tired

“15 Classical Musicians Who Are Out and Proud”

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Fully committed

Deborah Voigt, whose commitments have increased with her new position as a member of the full-time faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.”

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Single entendre

n this day in 1970 the movie Myra Breckinridge premiered.

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Florencia en el Amazonas at The New York City Opera

Rolling on the river

Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas at NYCO charts the emotional trajectory of seven characters aboard a ship called the El Dorado.

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Sigh No More

Sigh no more

Trove Thursday” presents Béatrice et Bénédict in a 2009 performance featuring Joyce DiDonato and Charles Workman and conducted by Sir Colin Davis.

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Choreography is writing on your feet

Born on this day in 1927 dancer and choreographer Bob Fosse.

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