While You Were Out

Over the weekend:

New York City Opera began its "Looking Forward" Season -- a season devoid of any staged performances while the New York State Theatre undergoes a major overhaul. All of this is happening when some are having second thoughts about incoming Director Gerard Mortier who seems to have his eye on other ventures. To top it off 11 staff members are laid off to kick off opening weekend.

Across the street in New York, Dr. Atomic just got a lot cheaper to see thanks to some generous donors. Now if I can just get them to subsidize my airfare.

Drama down under at Opera Australia threatens to overshadow the drama on stage.

Rasputin: The Opera received its world premiere in Moscow.

Placido Domingo performed as a Mariachi at Mayan ruins in Mexico and became a talking dog in Beverly Hills Chihuahua, showing us there is no end to what the Maestro can do.

On a postitive note, classical music is alive and kicking.

And don't forget to vote for San Diego Opera as the best of just about everything in our local newspaper's reader poll.

- Edward


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