Cher Public

  • Camille: No, you are NOT making it up, just like Anna Russell! 11:24 PM
  • Camille: Ha! Jungfer, we get popcorn and hot dogs and sodas, at least that’s what I have observed. A shame about the loss of the... 11:21 PM
  • rompicolleone: Mille grazie per questo !! I cried. I once had the pleasure (and terror: the Dies Irae!) of playing the Verdi Requiem with... 10:01 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: By the way, the camerawork and directing of the HD broadcast were impeccable. When the final credits... 9:49 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Wasn’t she just extraordinary? Not just hitting the notes, but the security and power took my breath... 9:43 PM
  • Camille: I just cannot get over how WELL; how inTUNE, and how Pankratova sings ALL the notes the Kundrys usually dodge out on! I have... 9:38 PM
  • armerjacquino: The last thirty seconds of that video have put a great big smile on my face. That’s how to do it. 8:49 PM
  • Camille: Vielen Dank, Jungferissima! We are taking a break from all that blabberblah at the DNC with Zweiter Akt of Parsifal for the... 8:44 PM

A free soul

Claire WatsonFor the second part of its preview of Caramoor’s upcoming Fidelio, “Trove Thursday” presents Beethoven’s initial 1805 version, now called Leonore, in an Italian Radio broadcast done for the composer’s bicentennial conducted by Erich Leinsdorf and featuring Claire Watson and Ernst KozubRead more »

A very little night music

Photo: "The Illuminated Heart: Selections from Mozart’s Operas" Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra Louis Langrée, conductor Netia Jones, director, designer, and illuminations (Mostly Mozart debut) Peter Mattei Dress Rehearsal Photographed: Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:30 AM at Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center; New York, NY. Photograph: © 2016 Richard Termine PHOTO CREDIT - Richard TermineTo commemorate the 50th anniversary of its Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center commissioned British theater artist Netia Jones to create The Illuminated Heart, a willy-nilly, thoroughly conventional piece that careened through the composer’s best-known operatic hits. Briskly conducted by festival music director Louis Langrée and nicely performed by some of today’s finest singers, the unevenly-beating Heart unfortunately proved less than the sum of its deluxe parts.  Read more »

When the sun comes out

Iris 1Every summer since 2003 Bard SummerScape has mounted one or more rarely done operas in the stunning Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center, and this year as part of its “Puccini and His World” festival audiences may witness the resurrection of Mascagni’s distinctly odd Iris, conducted as always by Bard president Leon BotsteinRead more »


“Troppo” notte

Thanks to the generosity of a parterre reader, “Trove Thursday” presents a rare recording from the famed Carnegie Hall series curated by Matthew Epstein to commemorate Handel’s tercentenary.

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Woman behind bars

“Trove Thursday” presentsFerdinando Paër’s 1804 Leonora ossia L’Amore coniugale.

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If you were in New York on July 7, 1975 chances are you were at the Met reveling in the visiting Bolshoi Opera’s Eugene Onegin.

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Sunset, Sunrise

This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson from breast cancer.

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Sigh No More

Sigh no more

Trove Thursday” presents Béatrice et Bénédict in a 2009 performance featuring Joyce DiDonato and Charles Workman and conducted by Sir Colin Davis.

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Home brew

An extraordinarily rich variety of opera happens locally, under the umbrella of New York Opera Fest.

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Plate spinning

Genia Kühmeier, Christian Gerhaher and Phyllis Bryn-Julson performing works by Richard Strauss, Mahler and Berg.

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