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Cher Public

  • Ruxxy: Show us yer tits! 7:21 PM
  • Clita del Toro: I was at the prima of that Berman production with my parents. Cast was:Siepi, Corena, Steber,... 6:40 PM
  • olliedawg: bronzino: I like the silence at the beginning of this “Rusalka, 221; plus the ambient... 6:35 PM
  • Arianna a Nasso: The Met’s Berman production of Don Giovanni was used for its 1978 telecast with... 6:32 PM
  • Hippolyte: I heard Nicholas Phan in last weekend’s live broadcast of Bernstein’s Candide from... 5:45 PM
  • Chanterelle: Of the principals I liked Stoyanova and Groissböck best. This Ochs isn’t totally deluded... 5:34 PM
  • willym: And????? 5:25 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Salzburg Rosenkavalier. I really liked Stoyanova as I said. Given that she is not the... 4:47 PM
  • BaronScarpia: You can see/hear Christine Goerke’s Walkure Brunnhilde in Toronto with the Canadian Opera... 4:17 PM
  • steveac10: It’s about both! Opera is a type of theatre, and if you look at the descriptions given to... 4:09 PM

Hello Amanda

Soprano Amanda Majeski will make her Met debut on the opening night of the 2014-2015 season as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, replacing Marina Poplavskaya “who has withdrawn for health reasons.” Read more »

Hooterdämmerung?

“It’s no surprise Kim Kardashian likes to dress as if she’s going to the opera each day.” [Daily Star]

One charming afternoon

In recent years the enterprising Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble has brightened the usually arid weeks of August in New York City with some worthy operatic showcases for young singers. This year’s “A Summer of Shakespeare” opened this past weekend with an ambitious and satisfying production of The Fairy Queen, Henry Purcell’s glorious if challenging gloss on A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the East 13th Street Theatre right behind Union Square.   Read more »

Faust

Faustian bargain

Two debuts of legendary singers on a single night highlight this performance of Faust from the final season of the Old Met, courtesy of Jungfer Marianne Leizmetzerin.

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Brief pause

While we’re waiting for the webcast from Glyndebourne, cher public (and afterward, of course) please talk quietly among yourselves about off-topic and general interest subjects.

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Dell’abisso

The news from New York has been rather dire these last few weeks, cher public; La Cieca is the first to admit that.

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Traviata Chat

Fra le tazze più viva è la webchat

Coming up on Sunday, La Cieca (not pictured) will host a live chat during the webcast of La traviata from the Glyndebourne Festival.

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Rgby WAG

“Observer” story pushed off front page

“Camilla hopes the new work will make opera ‘more mainstream.’”

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Paradine Case

Contrariwise

“The dark clouds hovering over Mr. Gelb should not obscure his very real achievements.”

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The lion in stereo

A great man has passed and our consolation is that so much of his art has been preserved for us on recordings.

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