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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Traviata Travesty

Leonard Slatkin Withdraws at the Met

My piece for Examiner.com about Leonard Slatkin's withdrawal from the Met's current run of La Traviata. Not an April Fool.

The Metropolitan Opera has announced that conductor Leonard Slatkin has withdrawn from all the remaining performances of Verdi's La Traviata this season.

The news was first reported by New York Post opera critic James Jorden in his blog Parterre Box....

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Since 2007, Superconductor has grown from an occasional concert or CD review to a near-daily publication covering classical music, opera and the arts in and around NYC, with excursions to Boston, Philadelphia, and upstate NY. I am a freelance writer living and working in Brooklyn NY. And no, I'm not a conductor.