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  • cgambol: Re: the Denishawn trained spear carrier. He delivers, he holds the delivery pose and exuent omnes. Is it high art or vaudeville?... 3:24 PM
  • Cicciabella: As NPW-Paris says, “going down” in European opera houses is the new mass orgy. 3:16 PM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: She gave some wonderful performances at the Met. I have particularly fond memories of her Suor Angelica. 3:16 PM
  • PCally: I have read it, I owned a used copy that recently fell apart. Soderstrom is really one of my all time favorites, I simply find her... 3:02 PM
  • figaroindy: The author says that happened “in later years” – the reference to 1896 was for a production of Faust with... 1:49 PM
  • JohninSeattle: What a great clip from Irene. Thanks Windy! Ms Cruz-Romo is a current point of some fascination for me… Time to check... 1:23 PM
  • NPW-Paris: It’s very popular in European productions, especially for coloratura passages. 1:22 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Messa you have a point there :-) Actually NPW you also have a point, there is a lot of it in this production, as even... 1:18 PM

Love is only love

“Of the two love stories that unfolded at David et Jonathas Wednesday night, it’s hard to say which was more moving: biblical hero David’s affection for his childhood friend—or the passion Les Arts Florissants lavished on this obscure but delectable work.” [New York Post]

7 comments

  • bergbag says:

    It was simple and beautiful. I enjoyed Mr. Christie’s elegant fingers and red socks as well.

  • Constantine A. Papas says:

    Very enlightening review. Talking about reviews, has anybody read today’s NY Times critique of Vienna State’s opera production of Eugene O? Apparently, singing in the missionary position has become one of Netrebko’s trademarks!

    • Often admonished says:

      from New York: “New York Post Editor Apologizes, Unwittingly, for Terrible Coverage”

      anything to do with you, JJ?

  • manou says:

    Has anyone heard from Poison Ivy? I do hope she is well.

    I am sorry this is in the wrong thread but I did not want it buried in the overloaded Intermission thread.

    • Camille says:

      This is a thread entitled “Love is only love” so it would appear correct to me as it is loving concern which prompted your concern. Her blog is back up--I came upon it par hasard a day or so ago. Let’s hope her job stays and it is admittedly a very difficult situation, but in the end, Ivy is too smart and, well, she will figure it out. We can all only hope so and wish her the health and happiness her young life is warranted.

      • manou says:

        Thank you Camille -- I shall try to reach her through the blog. I am glad it is back online -- good news anyway.

    • kashania says:

      I was also pleased to see Ivy back on Twitter.