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Rare photos from the Final Dress rehearsal and an even rarer one From the Vaults.
Ulrica reports on not one - but two fabulous cast parties!
There will be two more bake sales and the date and location of the annual party are now known.
A canonical list of cost-cutting operas, e.g., Debt in Venice
Prankster and robot guru David Calkins is profiled.
Laurel Winzler on the perils and delights of the Santa Fe Opera and La Belle Hélène.
A crowd of Supers bid a garlicky farewell to Oliver Pollard.. Ulrica reports - lots of pictures, too!
An interview with Tom Carlisle. FInd out what Tom and Janácek have in common.
Opera and everyone you ever wanted to meet in Vienna, Cardiff, and London.
Sally Joe LaRue explains Il trovatore to those of us still in the dark.
What is a Super?
The unofficial motto of the San Francisco Opera Supernumeraries roughly translates to “We not only carry the Spears but also the Show”.
Ulrica reports on Opera in the Park, among other tidbits...But who is Ulrica? Our gossip columnist named herself after the gypsy in Un Ballo in Maschera. Below, the great contralto Marian Anderson, in January 1955, making Metropolitan Opera history as the first African-American to sing on their stage... performing as Ulrica!