Cher Public

  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=pSVy YtwI9F8 I went to Bolena for Galvany..Suddenly this great (former) mezzo opens her mouth and... 2:13 PM
  • La Cieca: Why, in fact, should Levine do publicity for the Met? From the time of the creation of the universe, the Met has existed to do... 1:05 PM
  • irontongue: Levine wouldn’t do any publicity for the Met? Wow, that is truly shocking, both that he wouldn’t and that the Met... 12:53 PM
  • none: An excellent DVD of this production from the Liceu, Barcelona with Uria Monzon, Poplavskaya, Alagna and Schrott has been available... 12:04 PM
  • actfive: SO excited to hear this…I was at the Met for his Lensky, Werther, and Maurizio (with Scotto)during my NYC years. He moved... 10:26 AM
  • ernestlow: A pity Baltsa could not make it for the Act IV Carmen. She cancelled on the day itself and was replaced by Maximova. To hear... 10:22 AM
  • Hippolyte: Perhaps it would be more accurate to say the 40th anniversary of his operatic debut as the Ernani in Cincinnati was a concert... 9:21 AM
  • Krunoslav: Let’s not forget during-War: http://www.amazon. com/Verdi-Forza-De l-Destino-Stignani /dp/B007VA1ZQ0 The person I find... 9:19 AM

and five and six are witches’ tricks…

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CORRECTION: In the words of the immortal Anna Russell, La Cieca will now shriek, “I can’t count!”  There are in fact 13 singers included in the “Which Witch” quiz/competition, not 11 as your doyenne previously announced. Math is hard!

25 comments

  • 21
    armerjacquino says:

    I’m sure I should be insulted by harry’s post but I’m afraid I have no idea what he’s going on about. Something to do with erections, cheap pants and bathhouses, I think. I’ll have another think about it once I’ve finished washing with this rag on a stick.

    Grimgerde- I haven’t thought about Kula Shaker for ten years and I’m not about to start now. What a hideous band they were. Dangers of going to Injah on a gap year and smoking too much cheap Portuguese weed.

    I can’t remember where my ‘awakening’ came, although I’m damn sure it had nothing to do with Tom Jones. However, I did recently find an old diary from when I was fifteen in which I had written ‘Saw the film of La Boheme at the Chelsea Cinema. Fuck me, Gino Quilico is sexy’

    NB- I no longer think this.

  • 22
    Perfidia says:

    For me it started with the orgy scene in “The Ten Commandments.” I thought I wouldn’t mind falling into a fiery pit if I could have that much fun before. And then there was the naked wrestling scene between Oliver Reed and Alan bates in “Women in Love.” That sealed it.

  • 23
    DanPatter says:

    Hey WindyCityOperaman -- I couldn’t agree more about the current Met Hansel and Gretel. Perfectly awful. I saw it on the big screen -- I’m glad I didn’t pay Met ticket prices to see that piece of sh**. I loved the old Met production you mentioned and saw it live and several times on video. THAT was Hansel and Gretel, not the ugly new Met show.

    It makes me shudder to think what the new Ring will look like.

  • 24
    mrmyster says:

    DanPotter: And you can shudder even more when you contemplate what the new Met Ring (2010) will sound like!!!!
    Miss Voigt as Brunnhilde? That is already dead on arrival. How they do waste there money at Lincoln Center.
    MrM
    sfe

  • 25
    DanPatter says:

    Yes, I’m beginning to wonder if Voigt will sing the Brunnhildes in 2010. She seems to be having support issues from what I’ve heard, but I hope she can straighten these out. We’ll see. I always liked her, from her first Met Chrysothemis.I know I’m in a minority here when I say that I like the Met’s current Ring production. I don’t think the video does it justice, but I saw all of the operas multiple times (and one complete cycle in one week, with Gwyneth Jones) and never failed to be pleased with it. I enjoyed the video of the centennail Bayreuth Ring, so I’m not allergic to non-traditional productions. But I’m awfully glad I had the chance to see the Met’s traditional version. I haven’t yet seen the video of the Copenhagen Ring, but other than that, I’ve seen at least one or two operas from all of the other video Rings. The casts often win out in spite of the productions, and a few of them are ludicrous.