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    Joyce DiDonato's master class at Juillaird is up on YT. clicky

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    Rockwell Blake, not particularly happy with his perception of the current climate in the business of Opera:

    http://www.rockwellblake.com/blog/20...a-and-friends/

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    Thank you Schig. I really must plan a visit to La Scala.
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    Joyce DiDonato just mentioned Alma's book on Twitter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tardis View Post
    Joyce DiDonato just mentioned Alma's book on Twitter!
    Nice, what did she say? We need to re-tweet. I don't have access to Twitter from work, the network blocks it.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    She said:
    "#1 Fabulous New Book Arrival! Opera Lively's comprehensive, insightful interviews with opera singers NOW AVAILABLE http://www. amazon.com/Opera-Lively-Interviews-Luiz-Gazzola/dp/0615729185/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361449147&sr=8-1&keywords=opera+lively" and

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    Nice, what did she say? We need to re-tweet. I don't have access to Twitter from work, the network blocks it.

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    Nice, immediate surge in sales; we sold several units since she tweeted.
    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); February 22nd, 2013 at 01:10 AM.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    I've just noted, she facebooked about it as well. She said:
    Very happy to have been a part of this wonderful project

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Wolfgang Sawallisch dead at 89 years old:

    http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/musik/d...-a-885250.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post
    Wolfgang Sawallisch dead at 89 years old:

    http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/musik/d...-a-885250.html
    OMG! He was just featured in an interview with Opernwelt.

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    There will be a webcast with the MONC winners tomorrow at 7 PM ET.
    clicky

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    NYT article on Peter Gelb.
    clicky

    Some great tidbits in there:


    • Typical of the reactions was a letter Gelb received from a neuroscientist at Columbia who suggested the whole “Ring” cycle was “a 15-hour artistic failure.”
    • I will bet this was Dr. Axel. How many other neuroscientists from Columbia are opera lovers?



    • Spotting the soprano Anna Netrebko, the evening’s star, Gelb said, “Have fun, Anna!” and then turned to Joe DeBonis, the Steadicam operator. “It would be great if you could see Anna in the background shot.” “I’m sure she’ll find the camera,” DeBonis said.



    • Gelb had 1,198 unanswered e-mails on his BlackBerry.



    • Horowitz, who liked to eat the same food every day, would not have gone back to Russia had Gelb not guaranteed him his daily dinner of fresh Dover sole.



    • He didn’t know much about the class or what the professor wanted, but he liked to talk to students and not just because they might one day be opera subscribers.
    • ??? What a poorly written sentence.



    • This, after all, is opera, opera in New York, not some dainty pastime like professional hockey, and the stage is crowded with grumbling members of the old guard who aren’t renewing subscriptions, disenchanted reviewers, vendors of vitriol on blogs like [redacted], self-described “opera queens” bristling at the loss of beloved productions and even old-fashioned letter writers like the one who recently sent Gelb a hand-scrawled note saying: “You are an uneducated disgrace to the Met. Resign now!”



    • During the final hour before the curtain, Gelb was in constant motion, negotiating the labyrinth of the opera house like the Keymaker in “The Matrix Reloaded.”
    • What a bizarre movie allusion.

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    Another New York Times article about the backstage infrastructure
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