Cher Public

  • La Cieca: On this site? Where? 8:50 PM
  • gustave of montreal: Schwul ? Do I detect faggot ? 8:48 PM
  • Henry Holland: I’ve been an atheist since I was 12 (1972), I’m of the “I think it’s ALL nonsense, but if it helps... 7:50 PM
  • Henry Holland: This is how I prefer to think of Mickey Rooney (totally NSFW): http://tinyurl.com /qyvxfdb I can’t stand those... 7:31 PM
  • Arianna a Nasso: One has to wonder if Poulenc would have revised his request about using the local language in performance had he known... 7:04 PM
  • parpignol: how precise is Poulenc when specify in the score the sound of the guillotine for the final scene? I thought at Caramoor it was... 6:47 PM
  • LT: So this year there won’t be any broadcast at Lincoln center on opening night in order to save money. Only at Times Square 6:37 PM
  • La Cieca: Hard to say. Apparently in the real-life incident, the sisters all sang the “Veni, creator.” Of course in real life... 6:26 PM

Eye openers

“New York’s Metropolitan Opera to Seek Pay Cutbacks From Unions: Proposal Is a First in Company’s 134-Year History” {Wall Street Journal]

“We are working very hard to secure a good replacement for Anna Netrebko in this important part, and as soon as we know who will be replacing her, we will of course be back in touch.” [Royal Opera House]

Kim Kardashian Reportedly Ditches Date at Vienna Opera Ball After Disturbing Blackface Incident” [Celebuzz]

115 comments

  • PetertheModest says:

    It has to be the right moment for the voice, explains Anna: http://intermezzo.typepad.com/intermezzo/

    • Lady Abbado says:

      But I guess she planned to sing Lescaut and Macbeth a long time ago as well…presumably at about the same time she signed for Faust…

      So was that a hedging of bets: I’ll schedule all three, and if my voice stays light I’ll do Faust and cancel the other two; if my voice becomes heavier i’ll do the other way around!

      More plausibly is that she simply underestimated the amount of work needed for all three.

  • spiderman says:

    Who are all these people?