Headshot of La Cieca

Cher Public

  • La marquise de Merteuil: My fav clip from this documentary is where she sits on a chair trilling as Marsalis... 9:05 AM
  • Bill: Basso – The Hungarian State Opera in Cluj is a more modern building with a large repetory of... 9:04 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Oops, sorry, I hadn’t got that far yet. 9:02 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Or kebabs. 9:01 AM
  • La Valkyrietta: To save the HD, Gelb could have exercised the creativity Austrian censors used with Verdi... 8:45 AM
  • Dabrowski: I think this rather proves my point. Battle’s behavior was a symptom of her illness. I... 8:37 AM
  • semira mide: Sorry about the spurious “fa il ladro”. 7:52 AM
  • semira mide: Born on this day in 1812 in Venice! Rossini’s “L’Occ asione fa il ladro”... 7:50 AM
  • Howling in Tune: Jacqueline du Pré’s illness didn’t lead her to scream at other people. People would be... 5:55 AM
  • Howling in Tune: In the United States, at least, truth is an absolute defense against a libel charge. 5:47 AM

Four

Pledged since yesterday: $935.

6 comments

  • Krunoslav says:

    “Pledged since yesterday: $935.”

    Crudele!

    • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    • Porpora says:

      Shocking, sad, senseless killing of a major American arts organization by a hapless board and clueless director. Leaving Lincoln Center was stupid. Why? NYCO is spending 12 million to produce a handful of performances, when it used to spend 31 to produce 122. Any fool and do the math. They aren’t saving a dime by not being at Lincoln Center. In fact, they are paying a hell of a lot more to be putting on shows in two theaters. Someone didn’t crunch the numbers.

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Someone has posted this Dream Cast Elektra -- Rysanek, Rysanek, Rysanek!

    00.00 Elektra’s monologue (Rysanek, 1981 Film)
    10.58 Scene with Chrysothemis (Nilsson/Rysanek, Met 1966)
    18.50 Procession (Nilsson/Lindholm, Sweden 1972)
    21.35 Scene with Clytemnestra (Behrens/Rysanek, Teatro Colon 1995)
    45.36 Was bluten muss? (Rysanek, Film 1981)
    48.15 Scene with Chrysothemis 2 (Borkh/Rysanek, Met 1961)
    58.58 Scene with Orest (Rysanek/Fischer-Dieskau, Film 1981)
    81.18 Murder scene (Rysanek, Film 1981)/(Rysanek, Teatro Colon 1995)/(Goltz/Rysanek, Munich 1955)
    84.46 Scene with Aegisth (Rysanek/Beirer. Film 1981)/(Borkh/Lorenz, Salzburg 1957)
    88.37 Final Scene (Borkh/Rysanek, Met 1961)

  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin says:

    Thanks for those, QPF. The labeling on the Nilsson clip is a bit misleading. She fell and dislocated her shoulder during a rehearsal, not during a performance. There was daily speculation if she would be well enough to sing the premiere of what was then the new “Götterdämmerung” (the last installment of the von Karajan “Ring”). Trooper that she was, the show did go on, but only with her costume modified to mask her arm in a sling. When she came up out of that cave/hole/whatever to sing “Zu neuen Taten,” the entire house burst into wild applause from the moment she appeared, obliterating the music until her first notes. I was there.