Cher Public

  • swordsnsolvers: Thank you for this recording, La Donna is favorite “heroic Rossini” opera. I downloaded the file and noticed... 4:09 PM
  • Camille: Indeed it was. I, and many others who were there, will gladly attest to the fact. It was also most heartwarming to see her gven... 3:59 PM
  • armerjacquino: Long may Galliano be ‘without a great house’. Nasty little fascist that he is. 3:55 PM
  • bronzino: In the summer of 86 during a break in the rehearsal of Santa Fe Opera’s production of Agyptische Helene, we had the good... 3:51 PM
  • Camille: Oh thanks! Someone must have paid off Sir Walter as The Lady has once again come to our shores. I do so want to hear the ne of... 3:47 PM
  • steveac10: “I do hope Ms. Pratt makes a real splash. What an asset to the Met she would be. Damrau is moving beyond it all, and... 3:34 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: You want haute couture. Althought the great maison du haute couture have now closed. Valentino and St. Laurent are dead... 3:33 PM
  • Marcello: This was part of a series of 3 Rossini Serie, the other ones being Semiramide (where Caballé canceled) and Tancredi (?) which I... 3:32 PM

falling upward continues


Francesca Zambello (center), universally critically slammed for her production of The Little Mermaid, has been tapped as director of yet another musical, as if Little House on the Prairie and Rebecca are not enough to keep her busy.  She’s helming First Wives’ Club for a July opening at the Old Globe Theatre in Baltimore San Diego, with a Broadway bow contemplated in the fall. The good news is, the more musical theater Cesca directs, the less opera she gets her hands on. So La Cieca won’t complain.


  • bersi says:

    when there is a new generation that is worthy of coming forward I am sure both Domingos will step aside. As it is I believe he has plenty to offer. I think we should respect an artist who has given us so much over the years.

    As for remarks about Zambello being a man eating lesbian, I am curious if the person who made that remark has personal experience working with her. I have two friends who have been directed by her (both men) and they told me that her lesbianism was never an issue.

  • Clita del Toro says:

    Is Juliette Greco still alive?

  • richard says:

    when there is a new generation that is worthy of coming forward I am sure both Domingos will step aside.

    I personally think it will take a wrecking ball to dislodge Placido. Willingly step aside? I don’t THINK so!

  • bersi says:


    well that’s pleasant.