Cher Public

  • whiskey per tutti: There was a “studio cast” recording with at least some of the original cast participating, Sally Ann Howes... 9:55 AM
  • PCally: Liv never seemed to have the best of luck in America 9:10 AM
  • The Poet Lenski: Maybe. She didn’t debut there until well into her career, but it seems (at least from the outside) that she was... 8:52 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: I Remember Mama the Musical. Wow. No wonder an Original Cast Album was never recorded. 8:49 AM
  • Signor Bruschino: When is ‘I Remember Mama’ going to be done by Encores? 8:47 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Marais and Adolphe: httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=2fQ QTqACr3k httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=Nxq 0nZ2HYYU 8:40 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Maybe Isokoski was not inclined to sing at the Met. 8:08 AM
  • The Poet Lenski: I always wondered if Gelb was not a fan of Isokowski, as she hasn’t appeared at all during his tenure as general... 7:59 AM

The butterfly effect

Midway through the first portion of Wednesday’s New York City recital debut of Mme. Natalie Dessay I became very distracted by the persistent urge to try to characterize the experience of what was happening on stage, for this was, by no means, an ordinary recital and no ordinary debutante.   Read more »

Fair, game

The Monday, 12th December, Weill Hall recital debut of Signora Chiara Taigi, a strikingly good looking Italian soprano, who had made her American operatic debut this past March, starring as Selika in the OONY production of Meyerbeer’s long-neglected L’Africaine, was something Your Own Camille had looked forward to with a high hopes and a faintly wondering glee, for several months now.   Read more »