Cher Public

  • PCally: mrsjohnclaggart, I have seen both this and her broadcast from Baden Baden, where this met production originally premiered.... 11:22 PM
  • Vergin Vezzosa: @coloraturafan – enthusiastic + 1, having seen MS three times this season and having been transported by multiple... 10:56 PM
  • zinka: I must sincerely apologize to La Cieca, who used to be crazy about me, for lowering myself when I answer someone like this. Not... 10:48 PM
  • atomicwings: You have to wonder what the geniuses at the Philadelphia Orchestra were thinking when they hired him. 10:36 PM
  • Batty Masetto: He was pretty unsure of himself in Act I but seems to have settled in now. 10:35 PM
  • Krunoslav: http://tinyurl.com /j53fxjo 10:34 PM
  • messa di voce: I hear nothing that indicates that Alagna doesn’t know the role. 10:32 PM
  • marcello52: I understand the need regarding the economics of it all. Folks might want a refund with a random on stage but surely there... 10:30 PM

Topper

“…to a certain degree, good critics are no longer necessary to find. The phrase ‘Everybody’s a critic’ has taken on a universal cast. The internet encourages people to share their opinions with the world. In the theatre, the buzz created by chatroom chatters has become increasingly important to a show’s reputation before it opens. There are thousands of critics tapping away their opinions to whoever will listen – so who needs a paid pontificator to tell you what your opinion should be?” Stephen Sondheim rebuts Michael Kaiser and ponders the utility of Sanskrit to the librettist in excerpts from his new book Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany. (Photo: Getty Images)

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