Cher Public

  • CwbyLA: This was recently done with Magic Flute in Barrie Kosky’s production that played in Berlin and LA Opera. The tedious... 7:26 PM
  • aulus agerius: If ‘inapposite& #8217; refers to my post, you misread me, as does AJ. I don’t care a stuff about white wigs and... 7:07 PM
  • La Cieca: Particularly inapposite to get all pearl-clutchy about Manon Lescaut, an opera that sort of malingered on the fringes of the... 5:47 PM
  • aulus agerius: Yeah, for some reason I’ve thought that Laddie was a cute young thing. Sexagenarian? Yikes! Oh, the shrinking... 5:39 PM
  • La Cieca: I have always thought it best that parterre writers draw a veil of mystery about the facts of their lives. 5:28 PM
  • armerjacquino: Although if he’s just entering his sixth decade he’s surely turning 51… 5:24 PM
  • laddie: sexagenarian 5:21 PM
  • laddie: Happy Birthday WCO! As a fellow sexagenerian (!) this year, I tell you, it’s not so bad. 5:21 PM

Internet won

La Cieca figures she might as well retire from editing, and for that matter, Manuel Brug can put down his critic’s pen, because the above is, bar none, the greatest headline ever written.

Ultima voce del mio destino

Long rumored, here it is: Anna Netrebko sings “Suicidio!” from La Gioconda! Read more »

From a distance

Things coming in the future, cher public: Anna Netrebko sings Adriana, Maddalena and Turandot; Stefan Herheim directs Der Ring des Nibelungen.

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Scostatevi, profani!

Yet another new role for Anna Netrebko on the horizon: in a press conference yesterday in Mexico, the soprano announced she plans to sing Adriana Lecouvreur.

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In questi fieri momenti

The program Anna Netrebko sang at Beaver Creek on Thursday included her first public performance of “Suicidio!” from La Gioconda.

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Anna Csardas

The showgirl must go on

Last night’s complete concert version of Die Csárdásfürstin from Dresden is viewable, after the jump.

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Anna Netrebko

The seven percent solution

You figured it out a fortnight ago, cher public.

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Flame war

The role debut of a world-class singer is always a time of great anticipation, hopefully to be followed by celebration, if not unbridled jubilation.

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Anna Netrebko

First of the last

An early preview of the new Netrebko/Barneboim/Strauss CD, including Anna’s first performance of the “Vier letzte Lieder.”

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New Rock

A page right out of history

“This is obviously a difficult situation. But who knows Hans New Rock, knows his cool and objective aesthetic decision.”

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