Cher Public

  • armerjacquino: You do wonder why they have so much trouble with relatively simple sets. FYI, no set which includes a revolve, especially a... 8:16 PM
  • armerjacquino: A treat to read such an intelligent, detailed review of a work I’ll almost certainly never get to see live. Also... 8:09 PM
  • calaf47: The announcement is to be made at noon on February 17th. The turn-table malfunctioned after the very first scene. Angela walked... 7:38 PM
  • jd: Rodriguez did very well as the Count. Sang well and got a big ovation from the audience. Angela Meade was also excellent. Giordiani is... 7:23 PM
  • phoenix: speaking of chica-going, she of the big hair will be singing the Marschalling tonite – in a short while, actually –... 7:16 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I actually love La Rondine. The first time I saw it was at NYCO. I cried my eyes out. That’s been my response every time... 7:11 PM
  • JohninSeattle: Such wonderful insight, as always from Mr. I. I was struck by this: “She might have had more success attempting a... 6:18 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Not surprised. It isn’t exactly a mouth-watering cast. How was Rodriguez’s Di Luna? I’m impressed with his... 6:11 PM

The shock of the new

“The article also referred imprecisely to offerings in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2012-13 season. While A Streetcar Named Desire, by André Previn, is the only one that was composed in the last 100 years, the company will also present Richard Strauss’s Elektra, which was first performed in 1909. Thus it is not the case that A Streetcar Named Desire is the only opera in the company’s season ‘from the last century’ if ‘the last century’ is taken as a reference to the 20th century.” [New York Times]