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How You Doin’?

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Gone To The Dogs

It’s very seldom that I get mail at the office. And I mean that kind with a postage stamp on it (how quaint!) But yesterday, something arrived that went straight into my mailbox. This: Can you see that track list? Classic. Barker of Seville Toreadog Nessun Dogma Donna Immobile..eh? I have to say, I was a little bummed when I popped in [...]
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For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her

It’s a Friday Salute to Interns! Emily has joined us for January as an intern, helping with tasks like creating education materials, sending out mailings and cleaning my coop. (Just kidding…or not.) She is a voice student at Oberlin’s Conservatory, but she’s originally from Florida. This is her first winter driving in snow. (She doesn’t know how [...]
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Eco-Carl: I Like To Move It Move It

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to move 30 years of opera history? Short answer: NOT easy. I’m not talking about moving piles of yellowing scrapbooks or boxes of photographs. Our 30 years of opera history includes entire sets, a huge paint deck, and an abundance of props, costumes, set pieces and tools. This is [...]
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From Pop Star To Trainwreck

We love a good train wreck, don’t we? If we didn’t, reality television would not have us so in its thrall. I admit that I am itching, just itching to see the new British reality show Pop Star to Opera Star. Of course, there’s the opera component. “No doubt the usual tosh about ‘bringing opera to [...]
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Jumping On The End Of Year Cliche Bandwagon

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Holiday Wishlist

It’s that time of year. Time for my holiday wish list: The Met’s Lucia di Lammermoor on DVD With Anna Netrebko. (Watch out parents, this DVD is NOT RATED. And we never know what opera directors are going to do, do we?) Karaoke machine pre-loaded with my favorite opera ariasObviously, this item will take some coordination and [...]
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O is for Opera

Muppets have been very good to opera, and I offer a belated birthday wish to Sesame Street with some clips of opera on the show: Marilyn Horne loves cookies: Denyce Graves gets buggy:
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Where Are They Now? Turandot-Edition

A few weeks ago, The Met opened a Zeffirelli production of Puccini’s Turandot, and just who stepped in at the last minute to sing the role of the princess? Lise Lindstrom, who sang the role in Cleveland in 2005. (Seen in the photo to the left.) She also sang Salome for Opera Cleveland in 2007.) [...]
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Tell Us What You Really Think

With the 2009 season concluded, it’s a good time to get organized, clean out the coop…and survey our patrons. We have a quick, anonymous survey online here. So let us know what you think–and feel free (I repeat: FEEL FREE) to tell Opera Cleveland you want more Chicken with your opera. .
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