Cher Public

  • Quanto Painy Fakor: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=SwAh LaFV2bw 11:58 PM
  • PCally: Sills at her most beautiful https://www.google .com/search?q=beve rly+sills+tosca&am p;prmd=ivmn&so urce=lnms&t... 11:46 PM
  • Henry Holland: I love La Campana sommersa, it’s too bad that the only two recordings I know of have problems. There’s a... 11:38 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=JhYz qkmq8sE 11:34 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=2GM8 s2cUNDY 11:33 PM
  • antikitschychick: Well PCally she mentioned some “proposed 221; roles, Senta is one and the other two were Brunhilde in... 11:10 PM
  • swordsnsolvers: I stand corrected! I should have been more precise: bad American yokel tour guide accent. 10:31 PM
  • phoenix: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=Cts- 6SxZJmk 9:58 PM

Schadenfreude, schöner Götterfunken

“One of the most highly-regarded pianists of our time, Grigory Sokolov, has refused to accept the Cremona Music Award 2015 because it has previously been awarded to the blogger Norman Lebrecht.” [Gramophone]

How cher the public

You know, the commenters at parterre.com (pictured) may get a bit testy from time to time, but at least nobody here says stuff like, oh, for example, It is time that Mr. Levine and Mr. Gelb take leave and put the Met in the hand of managers who understand and treausre the traditional opera offerings and stop experimenting with off beat gay oriented trash productions better suited for small expermental venues.”  [wqxr.org]

Blood and Sandow

Friend and friend-in-law of parterre box Greg Sandow pours the oil of calm and rational analysis upon the troubled waters of the Met’s current labor negotiations (Oh heav’ns, can I make it out of this metaphor alive?) in the most recent installment of his always excellent (not to mention eponymous) blog.

toilets

Loo! Here the Gentle Lark

“Toilets occupy me a great deal because, well, this is England after all and they matter.”

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La Boheme

Spring will be a little late this year

La bohème  is such a popular romantic opera that hardly anyone ever notices that Mimì and Rodolfo undergo what in modern terms would be called speed dating.

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statler_waldorf

Blessings counted

On the rare occasions when La Cieca has an issue with a commenter or commenters on this site, she has only to remind herself that things could be a whole lot worse.

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negative_canard

The opposite of canard is truth

“Is Parsifal, then, a religious artwork, or is it a work ‘about’ religion?”

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dowager

Don’t be defeatist, dear

“After attending the dress rehearsal in London I wrote the following to Mr Carsen to give him the opportunity to make changes.”

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didonato

Equal temperament

On the occasion of “the greatest party for Classical Music on the planet,” the Last Night of the Proms, mezzo Joyce DiDonato quietly (but audibly) takes a stand for equality.

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Transparency

Opera Teen (pictured, second from left) is not kidding us: he had an interview with Peter Gelb.

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