Cher Public

  • SF Guy: Martinez has also replaced Stoyanova in this summer’s Don Carlo in San Francisco with Fabiano, Kwiecien and Pape. 9:09 PM
  • Hippolyte: There is a bus for some but not all events at Bard SummerScape that leaves from near Lincoln Center and drops you off in from... 8:53 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: One of Arroyo’s Met Pinkertons was George Shirley!!! I wonder if he was made to wear whiteface? 8:50 PM
  • m. croche: I’m no expert on Sher or his oeuvre, but I assume that with his background in non-opera theater, he was already pretty... 8:18 PM
  • Krunoslav: Martina Arroyo sang 8 Cio-Cio-Sans for the Met from 1965 to 1971. 8:00 PM
  • Krunoslav: “Gwyn Hughes Jones ” Best Pinkerton since Browning Mummery! 7:58 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=2jJ jsQGUU-8 7:38 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Well, if we take Sher at his word, he didn’t make the decision he made in response to angry e-mails the Met received... 7:37 PM

To the victors go the DVDs

Congratulations and thanks to all the many, many parterriani who participated in the second annual Bühnenweihfestspielkrieg, an event that La Cieca is overjoyed to note sparked the liveliest discussion of the sort she so avidly welcomes here on her little chat board. The winners of the competition are named after the jump. Read more »

After the apocalypse

A reminder, cher public, that the Bühnenweihfestspielkrieg will finish tomorrow afternoon at the end of the broadcast/HD performance (and chat!) of Götterdämmerung from the Met. If you have any last-minute brainstorms, hurry now to the original posting and get them down and black and white. Read more »