Archive | December 2012

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The Maria Stuarda Masterpiece Master Post

As is tradition, the Met holds a New Year’s Eve gala where they unveil a new production to ring in the new year. The presentation this year will be Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda. Now why they would choose to inaugurate 2013 with a beheading is beyond me, but it’s sure to be a thrilling night of […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry, merry, opera fans! Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today! I wish everyone a FANTASTIC day! Here’s a Christmas card I thought you could all enjoy. ;-) And since it wouldn’t be Christmas without some opera, here is a pretty perplexing but nonetheless awesome rendition of “Feliz Nvaidad” from the Three Tenors:And here is just […]

A Christmas Eve Tradition

Hello opera fans, Many of you are probably celebrating Christmas tomorrow, and that makes tonight Christmas Eve. Regardless of how and where you spend Christmas Eve, my favorite Christmas Eve tradition is snuggling up in my bed and watching the NYC Ballet/Balanchine Nutcracker, followed by the first two acts of Puccini’s La Boheme after the […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PUCCINI!

Today we celebrate great composer Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini’s 154th birthday. Puccini is probably my favorite composer and while he isn’t considered a “genius”, his music still has the power to touch everyone in every way. In the spirit of Christmas, I have included a video of the 2008 Live in HD […]

New York City Opera Appoints Myra Huang Head Of Music Staff

(Text courtesy of Blake Zidell and Associates and New York City Opera) New York City Opera is pleased to announce the appointment of Myra Huang, whom Opera News has praised as “among the top accompanists of her generation” and “a colouristic tour de force,” as Head of Music Staff. The announcement comes on the eve […]

Help Stop the Anna Netrebko Hate

Hello opera fans, As you may remember or have known, there was an Anna Netrebko/Erwin Schrott hate account set up on Twitter. The account is an extension of a shut down Anna Netrebko hate blog. This user has consistently tweeted hateful and vicious things aimed not only at Netrebko and Schrott, but now at their […]

Lovely Lohengrin

Sorry for the extended absence, opera fans. The holidays are in full swing(A very happy Hannukah to anyone celebrating) and I’ve had so much to do. In light of Friday’s opening night of La Scala in Milan, some kind soul has posted the entire video of the performance of Lohengrin conducted by Daniel Barenboim, starring […]

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