Cher Public

  • zinka: Could someone por favor explain to yours truly why the Met Stuarda this evening was attended by the number of people that might fit... 1:07 PM
  • marshiemarkII: That’s very sweet of you manoucee querida. Rest assured that even when not participating, I try to always keep up... 12:59 PM
  • JohninSeattle: Excellent write up. I never saw her live but I did read the bios. I was struck by how seriously she undertook her... 12:52 PM
  • Pia Ngere-Liu: Henry van Orsu, Tosca parlate? Cornelia se Henry? 12:49 PM
  • messa di voce: God, that picture of the young Netrebko – out of this world beauty. 12:45 PM
  • messa di voce: So finally we have an explanation – Opolais nixed JK because she couldn’t stand the stubble. 12:43 PM
  • armerjacquino: Soderstrom’s own book is brilliant, if you haven’t read it. 12:43 PM
  • NPW-Paris: There’s a lot of it about. 12:38 PM

Hosenschlange

“Die langen schwarzen Haare nach hinten gegelt, in schwarzer Hose und Hemd und Schlangenmustermantel zeigt er bodygebuildete Muskeln, die gut und gerne darauf schließen lassen, dass er auch Ähnliches in der Hose haben könnte.” [Salzburger Nachrichten]

Mouth feel

“The bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, playing Leporello in the Met’s recent Don Giovanni, asked for vegetable sausage, said James Blumenfeld, the Met property master. ‘It was the most disgusting thing I ever smelled,’ Mr. Blumenfeld said. He added that the bass-baritone James Morris is known for preferring bananas when he is playing Scarpia in the fatal meal scene of Verdi’s Tosca.” [New York Times] (Photo: Ken Howard)