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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

And now...Pigoletto!

Five minutes of Verdi, for my friend's birthday.
A young hopeful sings her first Aida at the Muppet Theater.
Image © 1980 Jim Henson Productions/CBS.
For your musical edification (and for the entertainment of a dear friend who is having her birthday today) we are proud to present The Muppetropolitan Opera's production of Pigoletto, a pastiche of Verdi, Wagner, and Bizet that's even more fun than The Enchanted Island.

Pigoletto stars Beverly Sills as Violetta. Her grace and good humor do credit to those of us who aspire to a higher art than spoon hanging.


Footage from The Muppet Show: "Beverly Sills." © 1980 Jim Henson Productions/CBS.

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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.