Cher Public

  • Camille: Tlowing hupe = glowing hope. Ohimè! 6:59 PM
  • Camille: Well now, Russell Thomas managed to live up to all the tlowing hupe I’ve heard from hou all, am very pleased to say.... 6:57 PM
  • Camille: Oh stop! AkChica ain’t gonna know about Susan B Anthony at NYCO–sheR 17;s an historical figure for her and a... 6:46 PM
  • Camille: Also this: I absolutely do not understand this phrase within this context: “possessed a vocally difused soprano” What... 6:29 PM
  • Sanford: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=KqJw V-QmTH8 6:16 PM
  • Sanford: Susan Dunn is amazing in that clip. I have the DVD of Giovanna D’Arco with her directed by Werner Herzog and while she... 6:14 PM
  • Camille: He was referring to the milieu of the Polka Saloon, no? Where Wowkle never sets foot, even if Billy Jackrabbit does, in some... 6:09 PM
  • operablogger: Santa Fe Opera is performing “Fanciulla&# 8221; this summer, and Opera Colorado has it on its schedule for November... 6:04 PM

“Let her go!”

La Cieca hears that Lyric Opera of Chicago is so confident about the success of their impending world premiere of the opera Bel Canto that the company has already commissioned a sequel from the same creative team. In this new work, entitled Can Belto, a group of terrorists kidnap Broadway diva Idina Menzel. Says Lyric’s creative consultant Renée Fleming, “This is a more lighthearted piece, suggested by the classic O. Henry tale “The Ransom of Red Chief.”

On the origin of speechless

On this day in 1833 Charles Darwin rode a horse to Buenos Aires.   Read more »

And I am telling you I am not belting

Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe

“Since the 1918 premiere of Puccini’s Il Trittico, only two divas at the Met dared to sing the leading roles in all three of its one-act operas: Renata Scotto, a supreme vocal stylist, and Teresa Stratas, a magnetic singing actress. On Friday, Patricia Racette, who is not quite either of these things, took the plunge.” [NY Post]