Cher Public

  • Camille: Agreed, that the lack of texts was very annoying. It seemed as if a knowledge of Russian was a prerequisite for attendance.... 1:40 PM
  • messa di voce: Carnegie Hall was packed? That’s a surprise. 1:34 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Whatever the merits of the music, that production was abysmal, possibly the worst show of the 2014-15 season. Even the... 1:34 PM
  • Camille: grimoaldo, I have been mulling over whether or not to attend this and your timely intervention and comments are extremely useful... 1:30 PM
  • Camille: perhaps he was the tsarevich in disguise, chéri choux-fleur? 1:28 PM
  • Tristan_und: “Masterpiece ”? Not judging from last season’s Met production. You couldn’t fault the singers... 1:25 PM
  • Camille: That is quite so, at least according to a dear lady I once knew who studied with him. She could not speak of him in anything... 1:24 PM
  • Camille: well, Ciccia, he does sound like an old COOT with his abrupt, brusque and unfeeling reply to an impressionable, enthused and... 1:21 PM

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Before you ask, cher public, there is no Issue #41 of parterre box, the queer opera zine, or, rather, this issue, #42 is the 41st of the series. La Cieca hasn’t a clue why the numbering system went to hell, but at least she didn’t let you down on content: Gossip about Madame Vera Galupe-Borszkh and Cecilia Bartoli! An interview with Catherine Malfitano! Reviews by Indiana Loiterer III, Fleur Jetée, and Fils de Brahma! ”The Ballad of Billy Budd!” Plus the first installment in the serial “All About Steve” by the ineffable Manuela Haltertop!  [Download Issue #42]