Cher Public

  • Lurker_del_Cairo: The entire Solti Ring documentary used to be on utube but alas, gone, along with the clip where they surprise Nilsson... 6:54 PM
  • La Cieca: Enjoy your time on moderation, you ridiculous coot. 6:51 PM
  • phoenix: Obviously, the powers that be at parterre.com are enjoying their bank holiday weekend with nimiety distracting enough for them to... 5:44 PM
  • Bluebeard: Totally agree regarding more DVDs from Munich. Their live streams are a treat, and I try to watch them whenever my... 5:37 PM
  • Mountaine: My friend and I were sitting in the upper balcony. Although the orchestra playing was wonderfully LOUD and FULL up there, and... 2:12 PM
  • kashania: PCally: Indeed. Whenever Gelb speaks publicly about Levine, he bows at his altar. 2:07 PM
  • PCally: Not to mention almost literally every interview gelb has given about the subject where he expressed his joy and enthusiasm (more... 1:46 PM
  • kashania: There is no question that the Met as an organization has shown very little ‘Levine’ fan-fare. The HD broadcasts, whether they... 12:01 PM

Der Snuggiekavalier

ROSENSNUGGIEThe Met’s cobranding efforts are really beginning to pay off.  Read more »

INTERNET BLOGGING IDIOT IS ACCUSED LONDON LIBELIST

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 11.37.51 AMVeteran maroon Norman Lebrecht does it again.

The angels wept tonight

PhantomOn this day in 1896 the six-ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris fell on the crowd resulting in the death of one and the injury of many others.  Read more »

Sena

All about my stepmother

“Trove Thursday” presents Sena Jurinac‘s radiant portrayal of Janacek’s Jenufa opposite the implacable Kostelnicka of Martha Mödl.

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Melba

It’s got to be perfection for me

Born on this day in 1861 soprano Nellie Melba.

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Amleto 1

“This is the very ecstasy of love”

The grand illusion is that we know it all. From four hundred years of opera, we’ve distilled the worthy survivors.

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Lauren

Maverick

Happy 57th birthday soprano Lauren Flanigan.

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Elsa 500

The swan never bothered me anyway

Cher public, you knew La Cieca would come through for you, didn’t you? So hurry past the jump and give a listen.

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boheme

Snow business

Los Angeles saw the first U.S. performance of Giacomo Puccini’s snow-dusted weeper in 1897 just a year after the young Toscanini led the prima in Turin.

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Cavalleria

Per la Madonna che ti mangerei come il pane!

On this day in 1890 Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana premiered in Rome.

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