Cher Public

  • armerjacquino: Nobody writes better than the Freed. 2:50 PM
  • mountmccabe: Great review! I agree with pretty much everything. One note, that was the revival director, Joan Anton Rechi (the revival... 2:22 PM
  • redbear: And old story from Oscar Levant. In the LA post-war period, Harpo Marx asked him to invite people to parties at his house. At... 2:16 PM
  • La Cieca: “OH IT IS ON!” 1:20 PM
  • Camille: Hooray, it’s Linda Esther Gray Day!! Her fabulous Isolde, at least one of the versions as I believe there are two,... 1:08 PM
  • Camille: httpv://youtube.co m/watch?v=eh9WayN7 R-s A truly great artist but an even greater human being. Long may he be remembered for... 12:54 PM
  • JackJack: Terrifically written, in your distinctive voice. You made me care to read a review of Carmen. 12:40 PM
  • armerjacquino: Try the 60s DON CARLO from Berlin on DVD. King, Fi-Di and Johnson are only ok, but Lorengar and Greindl are on FIRE both... 12:15 PM

Ich war so hochdramatisch

BorkhHappy 95th or perhaps 99th birthday soprano Inge BorkhRead more »

Heaven is a place on Earth

AngelsThe Péter Eötvös adaptation of Angels in America—as well as Candide and such rarities as La campana sommersa and Los Elementos—are highlights of the New York City Opera’s 2016-2017 season. (Photograph by Ellen Appel for Fort Worth Opera,)

“Demain, je ne serai pour toi plus rien qu’un nom!”

ThaisBorn on this day in 1929 (more or less) soprano Beverly SillsRead more »

Mono

Monotheism mit Marianne

Philip Glass is indisputably one of the most prolific composers of the last half century, yet none of his more than 20 operas has found a place in the standard repertoire.

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Lansbury

It’s today!

On this day in 1966 Jerry Herman‘s Mame opened on at the Winter Garden Theatre, to run 1508 performances.

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Francesca Judy

Separated at brocade?

Gay icons Francesca Zambello and Judy Garland.

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Fleming

At sunset

Sunday afternoon’s all-Richard Strauss concert served as a de facto commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the debut of Renée Fleming, long one of the house’s biggest stars.

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Leopard

Un walzer

On this day in 1963 at the 16th Cannes Film Festival, The Leopard directed by Luchino Visconti won the Palme d’Or.

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Schwahnsinn!

La Cieca has the whole thing for you to listen to, cher public, as recorded Sunday afternoon.

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camarena

Chat: I puritani

“King of the High D’s” Javier Camarena headlines an HD video performance of I puritani this afternoon live from the Compañia Nacional de Ópera in Mexico.

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