Monday, December 15, 2008

While You Were Out

Over the weekend:

-- More about the drama that unfolded at La Scala's season opening last weekend.

-- Baltimore Opera's debt (which led to its filing for Chapter 11) is around $1.2 million and includes a $19,5000 bill for a spa in Milan, Italy.

-- The Cleveland Plains Dealer critic that was moved off his beat covering the Cleveland Orchestra earlier this year has sued the paper.

-- Former San Diego Opera board president and current board member Bill Stensrud wonders if the end is nigh for classical music labels with a thorough analysis of the industry.

-- Met tenor Peter Seiffert, who is singing Tristan in the current run of Tristan und Isolde, is using a earpiece to get prompts that has some fans crying foul.

-- British bass Richard Van Allan dies at 73.

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