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Likely Impossibilities
A blog about opera in New York, Boston, and elsewhere.
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Greetings, meine Damen und Herren, I appear among you today to convey my Smetana hot takes, which were simply too spicy for social ..read more
Warning, I have been struck by the blogging spirit again. I have a lot of notes and half-written reviews in my notebook, so I may be ..read more
I wanted to see Stefan Herheim’s new Glyndebourne staging of Pelléas et Mélisande in part out of perverse curiosity. What would ..read more
I wrote about opera and modern life in Saturday’s New York Times: Beneath the artifice, the virtuosic singing and the foreign ..read more
I went to Zürich and I talked to director Andreas Homoki about his production of Franz Lehár’s Das Land des Lächelns. My article is ..read more
I went to the Aix Festival and covered it for the New York Times. First I reviewed an outstanding production of Carmen: At the beginning ..read more
Upon the premiere of Die Gezeichneten in 1918, Franz Schreker was hailed as the heir apparent of German opera. He was compared favorably ..read more
On Tuesday I went back to my old stomping ground, the Wiener Staatsoper, a return not particularly highly anticipated by me nor, I assume ..read more
Likely Impossibilities by Micaela - 1w ago
Verdi’s Otello doesn’t have the big, underlined earworms of his earlier work. Both the music and plot move quickly and themes seem to ..read more
Does director Robert Carsen own stock in a mattress company? An investigation. The Queen of Spades, Zurich (photo by Monika Rittershaus) ..read more

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