Cher Public

  • decotodd: Yes the audiences at LA Opera are generally younger and more diverse than the HD crowd at my theater, too (Beverly Hills/Century... 7:29 PM
  • fletcher: I go to almost every Met HD broadcast in downtown Los Angeles. I’m always the only one there under 30, usually under 40,... 7:13 PM
  • armerjacquino: The audiences at the Met HDs I’ve been to in London have been largely in their 30s and 40s. 6:46 PM
  • javier: this is great news. 6:21 PM
  • EarlyRomantic: In a separate thread yesterday, I wrote about the Trovatore HD transmission (which I enjoyed and which, by the way, was my... 5:51 PM
  • armerjacquino: That’s a shame about Serjan. I have a live recording of her in the role under Muti and she’s terrific. 5:33 PM
  • parpignol: stumbled into Vienna Macbeth prima this evening, and really appreciated again how great the Trovatore at the Met was last week;... 5:24 PM
  • antikitschychick: Thank you messa di voce :-). Still have to write about Anna Bolena and Turandot. Hope to get it done by tonight.... 4:15 PM

Tre sbirri… una guyliner

Two questions answered in a single YouTube video:

1) What is that guy who staged Spinal Tap’s “Stonehenge” doing these days? (Answer: He’s directing operas)

2) What would it look like if Jared Leto sang Puccini? (Answer: See below)

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Steam heat?

Tenor Vittorio Grigolo, easy on the eyes despite the fright wig, is one of the “Hottest Opera Stars Of 2013″ according to Huffington Post. But does he meet the criteria of the highest authority on hotness of them all, namely the parterre consensus? Read more »