Cher Public

  • Camille: Agreed, that the lack of texts was very annoying. It seemed as if a knowledge of Russian was a prerequisite for attendance.... 1:40 PM
  • messa di voce: Carnegie Hall was packed? That’s a surprise. 1:34 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Whatever the merits of the music, that production was abysmal, possibly the worst show of the 2014-15 season. Even the... 1:34 PM
  • Camille: grimoaldo, I have been mulling over whether or not to attend this and your timely intervention and comments are extremely useful... 1:30 PM
  • Camille: perhaps he was the tsarevich in disguise, chéri choux-fleur? 1:28 PM
  • Tristan_und: “Masterpiece ”? Not judging from last season’s Met production. You couldn’t fault the singers... 1:25 PM
  • Camille: That is quite so, at least according to a dear lady I once knew who studied with him. She could not speak of him in anything... 1:24 PM
  • Camille: well, Ciccia, he does sound like an old COOT with his abrupt, brusque and unfeeling reply to an impressionable, enthused and... 1:21 PM

The case of the missing Amelia

“In the space of a few words, the leading role in a major new production had been reassigned. But why?” Zachary Woolfe explores “the byzantine world of opera casting.” [New York Times]