Cher Public

Broadcast: Adriana Lecouvreur

The broadcast debuts of Anna Netrebko‘s Adriana and Piotr Beczala‘s Maurizio highlight a live broadcast from Vienna starting at 12:30 PM ET, and La Cieca is sure the cher public will have plenty to say.

  • Camille

    Egli invan tacerebbe!!
    So il
    Turpe
    Mio ingano

    Ne compormi potrei come fanno le audacissime impure… ecc.!

    O dear, you reckless girl, you! Now you’ve cooked your violets!

  • Wally Walburga

    Very light Bouillon and not exciting Adriana

    • Camille

      Light bouillon cubes.

      • DellaCasaFan

        LOL, Camille.

      • Wally Walburga

        Sure, needs salt

        • Camille

          It needs a LOT salt and un soupçon of something indefinable and hard to pin down. Kunst? Innigkeit? I don’t know but this damn Monologue is almost always a mess of one sort or another.

          I wish I could remember who
          Did it right! Wasn’t even Never say Magda, bless her soul in eternità!

    • manou

      Bouillon d’onze heures…

  • Ivy Lin

    I’m loving these intermission features. Clips of Corelli and Caruso are leading me back to heaven.

  • Camille

    This just lacks fire, thus far. It sounds phlegmatic, as if it is really bad and rainy cold weather in Vienna, and as if everyone would rather be at home eating schnitzel und noodles. I don’t know what it is, maybe just a lack of rehearsal and new roles for the principals and a dry run.

  • Camille

    Oh jeez. Don’t play Giulietta for us NOW!

  • Camille

    Well that was nice enough.

    Here comes that twotimer Maurice!

    Has Pidò ever conducted this before?

  • Rowna Sutin

    Greetings all -- a little late but better late than . . .

    • Camille

      She’s already inhaled poison violets, so it’s
      not long now!

      • Rowna Sutin

        Thanks my darling Cammie! This is an opera I know only through the big arias. The plot is a mystery to me.

        • Camille

          Um, that is perfectly a-ok as you have to be seriously gone to know this plot.

          Love Beczala. He does not sound quite in the comfort zone he used to be in however and am anxious about his upcoming performances here. I mean, he’s fine, but something has changed.

          • Rowna Sutin

            I will see him in Luisa Miller at the Met. From the little clips he posted on FB from the rehearsals, he sounded full bodied and stylish.

            • Ivy Lin

              I think this role (Maurizio) really calls for some full-throated bawling a la Corelli and del Monaco.

            • Rowna Sutin

              You don’t think he is delivering, Ivy?

            • Ivy Lin

              He is, just that I prefer a different kind of sound for Maurizio.

            • Camille

              Sounds different to me than from what he did a few years ago in Ballo, which was pretty damn good. We’ll see.

        • southerndoc1

          La Cieca is the world’s leading authority on the plot of Adriana, including how it differs from the source material and from historical facts.

  • I did NOT find Anna phlegmatic just now in Poveri Fiori.

    • Rowna Sutin

      Hey Will! Nice to see you.

      • HI, Rowna! Thwere hqs been some really nice stuff going on here although not consistently.Anna’s making a pretty good argument for herself in the role.

        • Rowna Sutin

          At this stage in her career and from her prodigious vocal endowments, she can pretty well sing anything she wants. I wasn’t thrilled with her Aida, but she sang it quite well.

    • Camille

      No, that was pretty good and I am speaking of the OVERall affect of the entire afternoon/evening. It sounds not there yet to me.

  • Rowna Sutin

    I have no idea what you all think of the singing, but as I have just tuned in -- well, they sure can sing! Both sounding very good.

  • Rowna Sutin

    WOW -- Anna’s chest!

  • Anton VonWebern

    How can you spend all that time on this dishwater?

    • Rowna Sutin

      One man’s dishwater is another’s champagne!

    • manou

      This is Anna as Adriana in Vienna -- not the Second Viennese School

  • manou

    There is a very clever bit at the end of this McVicar production -- all the actors assemble in front of the stage within the stage and silently bow down to Adrianna

  • Rowna Sutin

    Ok -- so I don’t really know this opera -- but the end kind of came as a musical surprise!

  • Camille

    Have they ever given Adriana in Vienna at all before is what I’m wondering. It all came out so unidiomatically and dry. No matter. Will improve with repetiton.

    • DellaCasaFan

      Only 6 performances in 2014. This same McVicar’s production but with different Adriana and Maurizio: Gheorghiu and Massimo Giordano. The same conductor though, E. Pidò.

  • Rowna Sutin

    Have a great afternoon all -- I am having a dinner party chez sutin, so I must get back to the kitchen!

  • Antikitschychick

    Missed this but am going to listen to it tomorrow on my way to work and back. FYI for those that also missed it, it’s archived on JML’s Mixcloud site. Am going to attempt to finally watch that Don Carlo now…