Cher Public

  • rapt: Andrew Porter notes, in discussing the revisions the opera went through, that the debutante of the first version wsa a Susanna, of... 5:43 PM
  • Chimene: WOW…? 5:33 PM
  • armerjacquino: You rang? httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=MkLA ROqtZfg 5:29 PM
  • Dolciamente Pipo: I guess I don’t consider Erna Berger a lyric soprano, really, but more of a light coloratura…t hat’s... 5:16 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: That should not be too much or a surprise. Afterall, Butterfly was composed for a lyric soprano and the role’s... 4:34 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: If you are surprised by this raise your hand….. Just as I thought. I hope Keenlyside will have a speedy recovery... 4:29 PM
  • la vociaccia: Lisa Della Casa also made her operatic debut as Butterfly. 4:17 PM
  • Dolciamente Pipo: In August Everding’s great Da Capo interview with Erna Berger, I was surprised to hear her say that she often sang... 3:57 PM

Even smiling makes my face ache

Call it brio, joie de vivre, zest, élan vital, perhaps Lebenslust. You might even call it “fun.” But no matter what you call it, that’s not the mood Renée Fleming was in when she dropped in for lunch with Muse at Bloomberg.

So what’s the deal with the Dew Fairy?

And so in fact Renée Fleming, celebrated soprano, musical ambassador and riffmeister (known among the cognoscenti as “La Esilarante”) has followed through with her announced plan to collaborate with Chicago’s celebrated Second City comedy troupe, all in the name of opera reach-around, uh, outreach. Read more »