“Rudolf Bing, general manager of the Met from 1950 to 1972, once observed that his opera house was ‘similar to a museum. My function is to present old masterpieces in modern frames’.” Our Own JJ takes on an old frame (Der Rosenkavalier) and a new (Eugene Onegin) in his latest review for the New York Observer.
Our weekly find from the Mike Richter collection: Le nozze di Figaro from the Bayerische Staatsoper with a geniunely A-list cast. Read more »
As the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of parterre box continue, La Cieca (left) introduces a new feature: each week, a vintage issue of parterre box, the queer opera zine, scanned into PDF format for handy download! Read more »
Twenty years ago, a sad and lonely gay man sat down with a pair of scissors and a glue stick and said, “I think I’ll make a magazine.”
Today would have been the 90th birthday of the quintessential prima donna.
“There’s no hiding it. I find some passages of Wagner insufferably tedious.”
As we wait for Tuesday’s festivities, cher public, let’s pass the time with conversation about off-topic and general interest subjects.