Cher Public

  • luvtennis1: Too bad you didn’t care for the piece! It is kitschy. GGM can be pretty kitschy too when you think about it. I... 5:57 PM
  • Krunoslav: “As far as the comment that Cerha’s editiion wasn’t ready for the Met’s 1979 production, that’s incorrect. Here’s the... 5:12 PM
  • PCally: Camille, I’ve heard this recording before and Silja, with maybe a couple of exceptions takes all the lower option, though... 4:52 PM
  • Krunoslav: Silja was terrific as the Kostelnicka, but I envy your having heard Jurinac. “Not since Sylvia Fisher…̶ 1; 4:47 PM
  • armerjacquino: Don’t. It just got even better! 4:45 PM
  • chicagoing: “I do, however, look forward to future performances at Florida Grand Opera and the Glimmerglass Festival… 221; 4:27 PM
  • Operngasse: Sigh – Really can’t rely on the memory anymore. The Jenufa was fall 1980 at San Francisco, but the Kostelnicka... 4:14 PM
  • armerjacquino: She had them in 66- my parents saw her as Konstanze. 4:09 PM

High on a hill was a lonely goatherd

Salzburg“Revised version of Brokeback Mountain debuts in Salzburg” [Barihunks]

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 »