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Thoughts on screened opera: Apres Carmen, le deluge?

Some further thoughts occasioned by my review of "Carmen in 3D," now playing, intermittently, at a cinema near you.

By Anne Midgette  | March 7, 2011; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  opera, random musings  
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Links: second "Butterfly" cast

A link to my review of the second cast of WNO's "Madama Butterfly," with Ana Maria Martinez.

By Anne Midgette  | March 3, 2011; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Levine cancels appearances, steps down in Boston

James Levine cancels his upcoming appearances with the BSO; the BSO subsequently pulls the plug and announces he will step down as music director in September, 2011. But Peter Serkin will play with the orchestra in Washington.

By Anne Midgette  | March 2, 2011; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Links: Tüür, BSO Magic Flute (with Moriya addendum)

Links to Stephen Brookes's review of the Phillips Collection's Erkki-Sven Tüür concert and my review of the BSO's "Magic Flute" -- with an addendum about the Queen of the Night!

By Anne Midgette, Stephen Brookes  | February 26, 2011; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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On Anna Nicole and the critics

My thoughts on posting multiple reviews of the same show: it's not a threat to my authority, it's a useful service for all of us.

By Anne Midgette  | February 24, 2011; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Link: Opera and acting

A link to my story in Sunday's paper about opera singers and acting. The peg: baritone William Shimell stars in a film opposite Juliette Binoche that involves no singing at all.

By Anne Midgette  | February 19, 2011; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Anna Nicole, the opera, Anne Midgette , February 17, 2011
Grand opera returns to Baltimore, Anne Midgette , February 11, 2011
Link: "Nixon" at the Met, Anne Midgette , February 4, 2011
WNO announces 2011-12, Anne Midgette , February 1, 2011
Links: docu-opera and Dinnerstein, Anne Midgette , January 29, 2011
Margaret Price RIP, Anne Midgette , January 28, 2011
Happy Birthday Plácido, Anne Midgette , January 21, 2011
Washington National Opera to merge with KenCen, Anne Midgette , January 20, 2011
Urban Arias: Opera in the City, Anne Midgette , January 14, 2011
Broadcast notes, Anne Midgette , January 11, 2011
The Virginia Opera: the sequel, Anne Midgette , January 9, 2011
Broadcast news, Anne Midgette , January 7, 2011
AOT lowers the curtain, Anne Midgette , January 4, 2011
Link: I loves you, Porgy, Mark J. Estren , January 2, 2011
Fleming to Chicago Lyric, Anne Midgette , December 9, 2010
Hugues Cuénod, Anne Midgette , December 8, 2010
Soprano as writer: de Niese goes to HuffPo, Anne Midgette , December 2, 2010
Andriessen wins Grawemeyer, Anne Midgette , November 29, 2010
Saturday links: musicians in profile, various critics , November 27, 2010
More moves at the Virginia Opera, Anne Midgette , November 23, 2010
The Met's new Don Carlo, Anne Midgette , November 23, 2010
Peter Mark out at Virginia Opera, Anne Midgette , November 18, 2010
HD and the live experience, Anne Midgette , November 9, 2010
Joan Sutherland: addio, Stupenda, Anne Midgette , October 11, 2010
Going for the Rheingold, Anne Midgette , October 10, 2010
Thursday recap: "Salome," Mynenko, Anne Midgette , October 9, 2010
Salome, the preview, Anne Midgette , October 7, 2010
WNO: new music director, Anne Midgette , October 5, 2010
Castleton announces 2011 season, Anne Midgette , October 4, 2010
Domingo: going, going, gone, Anne Midgette , September 27, 2010
Il Postino delivers in LA, Anne Midgette , September 24, 2010
Domingo: one down, one to go?, Anne Midgette , September 20, 2010
Covering the bases, Anne Midgette , September 20, 2010
Updates, continued, Anne Midgette , September 15, 2010
In performance: WNO's Ballo, Anne Midgette , September 11, 2010
Fricke steps down at WNO, Anne Midgette , September 1, 2010
A light "Midsummer Night", Anne Midgette , August 16, 2010
WNO's entanglements, Anne Midgette , August 9, 2010
CSI: opera, Anne Midgette , August 3, 2010
The Dude does Carmen, Anne Midgette , August 3, 2010
Side dishes: creativity in the opera house, Anne Midgette , August 2, 2010
WNO in KenCen talks, Anne Midgette , July 29, 2010
UPDATE: Rain delay, Anne Midgette , July 27, 2010
Bayreuth opens to obligatory boos, Anne Midgette , July 27, 2010
Stein leaves Boris, Anne Midgette , July 21, 2010
July news roundup, Anne Midgette , July 15, 2010
Turk in Italy, revised, Anne Midgette , July 12, 2010
Opera thrives in Baltimore, Anne Midgette , July 11, 2010
"Turk in Italy" at Wolf Trap, Anne Midgette , July 10, 2010
Revitalizing opera, redux, Anne Midgette , July 7, 2010
RIP Cesare Siepi, Anne Midgette , July 5, 2010
American opera: small is the word, Anne Midgette , July 4, 2010
Castleton Festival opens, Anne Midgette , July 3, 2010
Peter Gelb talks some more , Anne Midgette , July 2, 2010
Domingo on the problem with opera, Anne Midgette , June 30, 2010
On collaborators, Anne Midgette , June 29, 2010
American opera: Is anybody listening?, Anne Midgette , June 26, 2010
"Amelia" at the Seattle Opera, Anne Midgette , June 26, 2010
"Before Night Falls" in Fort Worth, Anne Midgette , June 26, 2010
NEA announces Opera Award honorees, Anne Midgette , June 24, 2010
Opera weekends, Anne Midgette , June 18, 2010
Voice in the chorus is silenced, Anne Midgette , June 16, 2010
In performance: Denyce Graves, Anne Midgette , June 14, 2010
Video killed the opera production?, Anne Midgette , June 14, 2010
In performance: "Zaide" at Wolf Trap, Anne Midgette , June 13, 2010
The Ring in L.A.: Freyer's "Die Walküre", Anne Midgette , June 11, 2010
Zaide: The end, Anne Midgette , June 10, 2010
I am Sam, Anne Midgette , May 28, 2010
Le Grand Macabre: Death, be not proud, Anne Midgette , May 28, 2010
WNO's once and future president, Anne Midgette , May 27, 2010
In performance: Opera Lafayette, Anne Midgette , May 25, 2010
Culture of complaint, Anne Midgette , May 21, 2010
Links: WNO "Hamlet," NSO Adams, Anne Midgette , May 21, 2010
Weekend opera, Anne Midgette , May 17, 2010
Link: Surprise opera on the Mall, Anne Midgette , May 16, 2010
In performance: WCO's "Cenerentola", Anne Midgette , May 11, 2010
Extra: And the winner is… , Anne Midgette , May 7, 2010
Moby-Dick premieres in Dallas, Anne Midgette , May 3, 2010
Washington arts briefs, Anne Midgette , April 27, 2010
Links: WNO's "Figaro", Anne Midgette , April 26, 2010
McNally's nights at the opera, Anne Midgette , April 21, 2010
Shadowboxer: the Joe Louis opera, Anne Midgette , April 19, 2010
Weekend: stories in the Post, Anne Midgette , April 18, 2010
NPR's "50 Great Voices" and vocal technique, Anne Midgette , April 7, 2010
Ring cycle's through at LA Opera, Anne Midgette , April 5, 2010
Slatkin on the skids, Anne Midgette , April 2, 2010
Dima and Sondra, Anne Midgette , March 31, 2010
WNO Hamlet update, Anne Midgette , March 30, 2010
Ring recordings, Anne Midgette , March 28, 2010
Opera: the meme, Anne Midgette , March 25, 2010
Link: "Porgy and Bess" returns to WNO, Anne Midgette , March 22, 2010
Links: a soprano, a baritone, and an impresario, Anne Midgette , March 19, 2010
Hamlet comes to the Met, Anne Midgette , March 17, 2010
The excellence of bad opera, Anne Midgette , March 15, 2010
Zambello to Glimmerglass, Anne Midgette , March 12, 2010
Domingo health update, Anne Midgette , March 8, 2010
Mariinsky, concluded, Anne Midgette , March 8, 2010
The construction of War and Peace, Anne Midgette , March 4, 2010
First nights at the opera, Anne Midgette , March 3, 2010
Attila the Hunk, Anne Midgette , February 25, 2010
More announcements: Wolf Trap, Virginia, the Met, Anne Midgette , February 24, 2010
Opera in cinema, Anne Midgette , February 19, 2010
Met "Carmen," at last, Anne Midgette , February 10, 2010
Opera on the big screen, Anne Midgette , February 8, 2010
Eric Owens, American idol, Anne Midgette , January 31, 2010
New American opera, Anne Midgette , January 29, 2010
New season, less opera: Chicago, LA in 2010-11, Anne Midgette , January 28, 2010
More reality opera, Anne Midgette , January 27, 2010
A new kind of soap opera, Anne Midgette , January 26, 2010
From Russia with love, Anne Midgette , January 20, 2010
Who is Sylvia?, Anne Midgette , January 16, 2010
The business of opera, Anne Midgette , January 15, 2010
Getting the story, Anne Midgette , January 15, 2010
The perfect Plácido storm, Anne Midgette , January 14, 2010
Domingo at the WNO, Anne Midgette , January 13, 2010
WNO: the season ahead, Anne Midgette , January 12, 2010
Less is more, Anne Midgette , January 10, 2010
New year, new season, Anne Midgette , January 4, 2010
More than a substitute, Anne Midgette , December 23, 2009
A tale of Met "Hoffmann", Anne Midgette , December 17, 2009
Tosca, redux, Anne Midgette , December 16, 2009
The cost of the Ring, Anne Midgette , December 9, 2009
Ode to S. Ambrogio: "Carmen," live, Anne Midgette , December 7, 2009
WNO: more cuts, less opera, Anne Midgette , November 30, 2009
Opera in Baltimore: the story continues, Anne Midgette , November 24, 2009
Bleak "House" at the Met, Anne Midgette , November 20, 2009
Monday notes, Anne Midgette , November 16, 2009
National Opera Week, Anne Midgette , November 13, 2009
Voices in the crowd, Anne Midgette , November 4, 2009
Halloween planner, Anne Midgette , October 30, 2009
News and notes, Anne Midgette , October 29, 2009
Weekend roundup, opera version, Anne Midgette , October 26, 2009
Ariadne in Washington , Anne Midgette , October 23, 2009
Coming out of Haydn, Anne Midgette , October 23, 2009
Go for baroque, Anne Midgette , October 19, 2009
Costumes For a Song, Anne Midgette , October 16, 2009
WNO's "Falstaff," part II, Anne Midgette , October 13, 2009
In Performance: WNO's "Falstaff", Anne Midgette , October 12, 2009
Opera for Charm City , Anne Midgette , September 30, 2009
The Myth of Park and Bark, Anne Midgette , September 29, 2009
Tosca and Regie, Anne Midgette , September 22, 2009
Met "Tosca" Opens to Boos, Anne Midgette , September 22, 2009
Weekend Roundup, in brief, Anne Midgette , September 21, 2009
Resistance is Futile, Anne Midgette , September 11, 2009
Amazing Grace, Anne Midgette , September 9, 2009
In Performance: Tweet Melodies at ROH, Anne Midgette , September 9, 2009
Shanghai I Shall Adore, Anne Midgette , September 8, 2009
An Opera Primer, Continued, Anne Midgette , September 4, 2009
An Opera Primer, Anne Midgette , September 1, 2009
Sternumstrahlet, Anne Midgette , August 19, 2009
Opera as Drivel, Anne Midgette , August 13, 2009
DC News/Olds, Anne Midgette , August 12, 2009
The Russians Are Coming , Anne Midgette , August 7, 2009
Estival Festivals: V. Salzburg, Anne Midgette , July 30, 2009
Bay(reuth)watch, Anne Midgette , July 28, 2009
Estival Festivals: IV. Santa Fe, Anne Midgette , July 27, 2009
Marvelous Marta, Anne Midgette , July 23, 2009
Estival Festivals: III. Baden-Baden, Anne Midgette , July 20, 2009
Che Sera, Serail, Anne Midgette , July 16, 2009
In Performance: Beyond the Fringe, Anne Midgette , July 15, 2009
Estival Festivals: II. Views from the U.K. , Anne Midgette , July 14, 2009
Estival Festivals: News Break, Anne Midgette , July 13, 2009
Hi Infidelity, Anne Midgette , July 10, 2009
Weekend Opera Briefs, Anne Midgette , July 6, 2009
Opera Returns to Baltimore , Anne Midgette , July 1, 2009
To Dai For: More on the Chinese Tenor, Anne Midgette , June 28, 2009
DC's Opera for the Young, Anne Midgette , June 23, 2009
Of Ghosts and Men, Anne Midgette , June 17, 2009
Young Audiences: Obscure Object of Desire, Anne Midgette , June 4, 2009
Opera and the Young, Redux, Anne Midgette , June 3, 2009
Opera: Young at Art, Anne Midgette , May 28, 2009
The End of Turandot, Anne Midgette , May 22, 2009
#operaplot Delivers to DC Teacher, Anne Midgette , May 20, 2009
Questions of Endowment, Anne Midgette , May 4, 2009
Countdown to Siegfried: 1, Liftoff, Anne Midgette , May 2, 2009
Blythe Spirits: Washington Weekend in Voice, Anne Midgette , May 1, 2009
Countdown to Siegfried: 2... , Anne Midgette , May 1, 2009
Countdown to Siegfried: 3... , Anne Midgette , April 30, 2009
Baltimore, redux, Anne Midgette , April 29, 2009
Opera Notes: New Opera for Baltimore? , Anne Midgette , April 28, 2009
Opera News, Anne Midgette , April 22, 2009
Opera Direction, Revisited, Anne Midgette , April 22, 2009
Film: "The Audition" , Anne Midgette , April 18, 2009
Opera: Lack of Direction?, Anne Midgette , April 17, 2009
"Grimes" Has People Exercised, Anne Midgette , April 3, 2009
News, Notes, and the NYCO, Anne Midgette , April 2, 2009
The Plot Twitters, Anne Midgette , March 30, 2009
 
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