James Levine Accused

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Lots of articles today about the Met’s former maestro. New York Times: Met Opera to Investigate Boston Globe: BSO Former Conductor Accused Newsweek: America’s Greatest Conductor Accused Cincinnati Enquirer: Met Opera to Probe...

R.I.P. Carol Neblett

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Soprano Carol Neblett died on Nov 23 at age 71. She sang in Idomeneo, Fanciulla, Le Cid, Electra, Ballo, and Mefistofele at the SF Opera 1977-1994.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, 1962 – 2017

From his official Facebook page:  “On behalf of the Hvorostovsky family, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dmitri Hvorostovsky – beloved operatic baritone, husband, father, son, and friend – at age 55. After a two-and-a-half-year battle...

Subtitles on Your Cellphone and Other News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. The Vienna Staatsoper streams its subtitles on your cellphone. There’s an app for it. See Subtitles for Iphone/Ipad and Android. You aim your phone toward your sound source and the sound triggers the subtitles. I tested this on Nov 4 with Vienna’s...