Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Check out this very comprehensive new site for all of your arty or entertainmenty needs in the greater Boston area. The opera section is quite good and includes a number of performances that I had missed including on my own thorough (I thought) calendar of events for New England and New York.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


This press release is discouraging:

James Levine to Undergo Surgery for Herniated Spinal Disc

Mr. Ronald Wilford, Chairman of Columbia Artists and James Levine’s manager has announced that Mr. Levine will undergo immediate surgery for a herniated spinal disc. The procedure necessitates withdrawing from his scheduled performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera.

Mr. Levine has withdrawn from performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston on Tuesday, September 29 and Saturday, October 3 and from Carnegie Hall’s opening night performance on Thursday, October 1. Mr. Levine has also withdrawn from performances of Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera on October 6 and 10.

So the back issues continue. Here's to your quick recovery, maestro.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Well, this is disappointing (for me, not for opera). Apparently, Say it Ain’t so, Joe! has been sold out for all performances. Congrats to Guerilla Opera. I would have liked to see that, though.

I'm used to making decisions at the last moment and and purchasing tickets at the door. I guess I'm not in Arizona anymore.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

sarah di wasilla

Well, it has been a long summer and I haven't seen much opera, and you certainly haven't been seeing me blog about anything for quite a while. But, the season approacheth and there is at least one small reason that I may have to zip up to Boston this weekend.

An opera about Sarah Palin? You betcha!

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