Cher Public

July song

Happy 66th birthday actress Angelica Huston

Born on this day in 1900 composer George Antheil.

Born on this day in 1912 soprano Christel Goltz.

Happy 65th birthday bass Matthias Hölle.

  • I now frequently get error messages when I try to jump from Parterre to the collected comments from a particular thread. It tells me that my connection is not secure because Parterre has not properly configured it’s site and that I won’t be connected because my information might be stolen. I don’t believe that I’ve seen any indication this has happened to other Parterre readers but I just thought I would let you know that this is happening.

    • grimoaldo2

      Yes that does happen to me also from time to time and manou also mentioned that a while back.

    • Quanto Painy Fakor

      Happens all the time, but I think it’s the interface with Discus. In some browers ad blockers are also not working on Parterre.

      • Thank you both — it sounds like there isn’t a major problem of security.

    • Armerjacquino

      I think this must be a browser issue: it’s never happened to me either on my laptop (Firefox) or my phone (Safari).

      • manou

        Same browsers -- same message very frequently received.

    • It really startled me the first time it happened, and I sent a rant to La Cieca. By now I’m used to it. It happens about once a month since the Disqus conversion.

      I saw the production of “Venus in Africa” from which the above clip is taken. It was on a double bill with Milhaud’s “Le pauvre matelot” and turned out to be the final production -- after several decades of operation -- by Wiener Kammeroper (their theater on Fleischmarkt in the 1 Bezirk is now used by Theater an der Wien as a second stage). The company, long a mainstay of the city’s musical life, was struggling to maintain its funding and poor management didn’t help attract donors. Giorgio Madia is a dear friend, a former dancer with La Scala, Pennsylvania Ballet, Nureyev and Friends, Bejart etc. who turned quite successfully to choreography and stage direction when he quit dancing. It was amazing what he accomplished with this double bill on a budget next to nothing.

    • Rudolf

      You’re not alone, Bill. :-)

  • southerndoc1

    Angelica sings Walter’s song.

  • Rudolf

    That’s a surprise … Anjelica Huston is younger than me! I know, I’m not a gentleman …