Cher Public

  • phoenix: brooklynpunk: –> http://bachtrack.c om/review-carmelit es-crutchfield-car amoor-july-2015 http://www.nyti... 11:14 AM
  • JohninSeattle: Buon compleanno, Maestro! 11:10 AM
  • Lohengrin: DECCA seems to be a dubious company! 11:01 AM
  • chicagoing: There is an Anthony Tommasini review of Dialogues of the Carmelites this morning in the New York Times. I have not been... 9:10 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: On his official Facebook page, Jonas Kaufmann warns us about the upcoming Decca album of his Puccini arias “The Age of... 8:33 AM
  • tiger1: I wondered the same thing. But it is far from the first baritone role sung by Mr Owens. A few years back he was Sharpless in Los... 8:10 AM
  • brooklynpunk: Many thanks, Camille…!! 9:17 PM
  • Camille: Hope you haven’t neglected to include some hatpins for those hats for they also come in so handy with fresh young men.... 8:56 PM

We were dead, you know

The setting: a dark plaza extending directly in front of a storied opera house. The time: just after a ho-hum revival of something Puccini. The crowd streams out, moderately satisfied but also far from bowled over. A group open to a proposition, you could say.   Read more »

Gettin’ Ligeti Wit It

macabreWhen invited to participate in a discourse on artistic standards (hello, internet!), it’s easy — pleasurable, even — for an aesthete to bray about “the fall.” Where are the true heldentenors? Your kingdom for a Callas! (Or a Stratas, or a Rysanek!) And might the public, at long last, deserve a stable of directors who possess the good sense to avoid both the trope-y familiar as well as the ill-advised pathways of, ugh, the modern? Read more »