Cher Public

  • m. croche: “I think New York feels envious in one way and critical in another way of all the new operatic activity taking place... 7:43 PM
  • Bill: Camille – James King was a wonderful Bacchus and until later in his career seemed to sail through the role with only the... 7:14 PM
  • Bluebeard: whom I have found….apologies. 7:13 PM
  • Bluebeard: Joyce Didonato, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Cecilia Bartoli are just a few who I find or have found excellent on recording in... 7:13 PM
  • Bill: Amerjacquino – I saw Murray a number of times as the Komponist in Vienna and never much liked her in the role – no... 7:10 PM
  • Kassandra: Speaking of Theodora, the 1st of September (already overseas) was for the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzance) the beginning of the... 6:57 PM
  • steveac10: So by your terms, Flagstad should have stuck to Fledermaus and Faust for the balance of her career and never ventured into the... 6:55 PM
  • Bill: Welser-Moest apparently prefers sopranos as the Komponist. And many sopranos could do the role these days but just no longer try it... 6:55 PM

Se non e vero, e ben Trovatore

A tip of the hennin to Our Own Phoenix for his nightmarish Trovatore scenario, once again suggesting a Stefan Herheim production pushed only gently over the edge. As such, Phoenix will be the proud recipient of two tickets to WQXR’s exclusive season preview for the Met at the charming downtown Greene Space, featuring Ildar AbdrazakovIsabel Leonard, David AldenThomas Adès and (health permitting) Dolora Zajick. Congratulations, and understand that La Cieca feels just the the proudest of mother hens!

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