Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here’s a quick update:

Verdi Opera Cancelled After Star Tenor Arrested For Domestic Violence
from Pizzicato

Neal Degrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson Goes On A Twitter Rant About The NEA
from Huffington Post

While US Considers Killing Federal Arts Funding, Canada Proposes $1.8 Billion Increase In Arts Budget
from The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Klaus Floriean Vogt

For fans of Erich Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt. A marvelous production from the Finish National Opera (2010) is now available in the catalog. Stars Klaus Florian Vogt as Paul.

Ildebrando D’Archangelo

An OperaBobb sidebar: A few days ago, PBS KQED broadcast a performance of the Verdi Requiem conducted by Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl. The bass-baritone part was sung by Ildebrando D’Archangelo, who we will see at the SF Opera this June in Don Giovanni. DG opens on Jun 4 and includes the FREE simulcast at AT&T ballpark on Jun 30.