Mad scenes help make opera so enjoyable. Think of Lucia di Lammermoor, her nightgown soaked in blood, singing cuckoo duets with a flute.
In a popular opera about a clown and his traveling theater troupe, “I Pagliacci,” the sad-sack hero roams Calabria in a wagon, pitching up in provincial towns.
Anyone taking responsibility for killing City Opera?
Anyone who loves jazz, opera and cats was sad to hear that philanthropist and chemist Agnes Varis died on Friday at her home in New York.
“‘The Illusionist.’ First good movie I’ve seen in quite a while,” Bob e-mailed me on Dec. 22.
New York City Opera is poised to close after years of board missteps and an emergency fundraising appeal that failed.
Susan Baker resigned as chairman of the New York City Opera after seven years during which the company at Lincoln Center struggled with increasing deficits.
New York City Opera, created 70 years ago as the “people’s opera” because of its affordable tickets, filed for bankruptcy after years of declining income and a failed fundraising effort.
New York City Opera, created 70 years ago as the “people’s opera,” expects to file for bankruptcy protection tomorrow and either liquidate in court or be sold to another institution, its lawyer said.
The future of the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center didn’t seem to get much brighter yesterday.