Cher Public

  • armerjacquino: Not snark at all: there’s no way on god’s earth that Voigt will be singing Mabel. 3:29 AM
  • David: Good. Ridiculous that in the 21st century singers are blacking-up to play parts 3:17 AM
  • phillyoperalover: Hmm will they do the same for any white singers who sing in Aida? They are black and Egyptians after all. 2:45 AM
  • siegmund: Westbroek doesn’t like Thielemann and also felt she did not have enough experience in the part and that’s why she... 2:14 AM
  • Buster: See you in Braunschweig, Camille: http://staatstheat er-braunschweig.de /nc/musiktheater/p roduktion/details/ pique-dame/ 2:04 AM
  • Buster: I also read it will be Lang. Another option would be Nadja Michael. Or Das Merbethchen, but she is not zwischen. Or Linda Watson,... 1:35 AM
  • Buster: Wondeful stories, and very curious to read the rest – what happened when you switched to cd’s, for example? I am... 1:26 AM
  • Camille: Violeta Urmana has sung a lot of Isoldes but I don’t know when the last one was. Heard her sing the Zweiter Akt in Avery... 1:00 AM

The other gospel of the other Mary, Mary

San Francisco Opera’s marketing leaves La Cieca at least momentarily speechless, so she’ll have to rely on you, cher public, to take up the slack with discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.

Chest the ticket

“Nathan Gunn Replaces Deborah Voigt” [TheaterJones] (Photo: Ken Howard)

Irony defined, or something

“Suddenly this quaint Depression-era protest song… delivered in a tone of controlled anger became like a devastating critique of today‚Äôs winner-take-all economic climate. Mr. Gunn made you feel the outrage of veterans who fought not only in World War I but in Iraq and Afghanistan, returning from overseas to cold shoulders and empty food pantries.” [New York Times]

NATHAN GUNN WITH JULIE GUNN, MUSICAL DIRECTOR…. Fri. & Sat.: General seating, $85 per person; VIP seating, $135 per person; Bar seating, $50 per person. [Cafe Carlyle]