Cher Public

  • Ruxxy: Armer IMHO if you don’t play it verite it can also be viewed as racist – the idea of NOT blacking up implies... 8:01 AM
  • steveac10: I don’t really see the issue. Otello is a Moor – which would likely make him a darker skinned Caucasian more akin... 7:56 AM
  • armerjacquino: In a world without racism, or the legacy of minstrelsy, it wouldn’t be. But we don’t live in that world so... 7:50 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=aTIG 5gmYIGY 7:14 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Someone’s comment on Opera-L that Leontyne did note want to sing Desdemona because she would be the moor’s... 7:04 AM
  • Ruxxy: Sorry David I disagree- what is ridiculous is that blacking up or down should be an issue at all. 5:31 AM
  • armerjacquino: Not snark at all: there’s no way on god’s earth that Voigt will be singing Mabel. 3:29 AM
  • David: Good. Ridiculous that in the 21st century singers are blacking-up to play parts 3:17 AM

Point and shoot

Meet parterre’s new tutelary spirit, tenor August Schram, star of Metube.

[Metube]

21 comments

  • louannd says:

    If my brain weren’t so overloaded by trying to keep up with Joss&Main, T&Lo, and a multitude of other Kewl internet stuff, I am sure I would be dazzled.

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:




    She had better stop trying to sound like Deborah Voit!

  • Constantine A. Papas says:

    This is a masterpiece; and it can beat Las Vegas’ Rigoletto. Parody can be intellectually redeeming for the intellectually fatigued.

  • kashania says:

    This video is kind of fabulous, isn’t it?

  • casualoperafan says:

    Looks to me for all the world like the Met competition….

  • Regina delle fate says:

    It looks like a Christoph Marthaler production…

  • Rowna says:

    I loved the Carmen. It is a complete work of art. This guy is a complete artist. Also, his singing of Tamino’s aria is just lovely. Thanks to LA for bringing him to our attention.