Cher Public

  • lorenzo.venezia: Batty, I was also 16 for my first Meistersinger, SF Opera in the LA “season̶ 1; at Shrine Auditorium, with... 11:17 PM
  • Camille: That’s maybe because even Rufus stands waaay out of the way of The Donald ——— now apparently the latest to co-opt the... 11:11 PM
  • antikitschychick: Marco Vratogna was a decently voiced Scarpia. He looked good in his costumes and admittedly, I’m a sucker for... 10:50 PM
  • mrsjohnclaggart: Batty, Michael Kaiser in one of his three books about the survival of the arts in an America that can be foreseen... 10:44 PM
  • lyrebird: Farwk!. The production values are stunning. Whoever was directing that knew how to handle Joan in front of a camera. 10:22 PM
  • Porgy Amor: A cover version. httpv://www.youtub xasTs7A 10:13 PM
  • Camille: Thanks! Sounds like my kind of fun. I appreciate your advice and we’vedecided to go. Guessing this is the only recording... 10:12 PM
  • Camille: I used to have that “Damned Ladies” and found him quite touching — particularly in the Katya part where he... 10:07 PM

Coupe de grâce

Those among the cher public who did not find enough Wagner in their Christmas stockings (or who are still reeling from the recent ROH travesty they called a Bühnenweihfestspiel) will be pleased to hear that our good friends at Opera Depot are currently offering a free download of Parsifal conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch at the 1963 Bayreuth Festival.