Cher Public

  • Porgy Amor: He also wrote the notes for a reissue of the Muti Ernani — whichever one came out around middle of last decade. 3:42 PM
  • Cicciabella: I hope he also got to review Jerry Springer, the Opera. Opera Britannia has good reviewers, but they need to spruce up the... 3:02 PM
  • m. croche: Sic transit gloria interretis. 3:01 PM
  • amoebaguy: I have not seen the production yet, although I have listened to an audio recording of it. It adheres to Kaye-Keck for the most... 2:38 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: I think that Herheim has done much better work when he has collaborated with the dramaturge Alexander Meier-Dörzenb... 2:37 PM
  • kashania: Indeed, a great film and great performances by McKellan, Fraser and L. Redgrave. Sadly, Sir Ian lost the Oscar to that buffoon... 2:04 PM
  • Rackon: Yes, God’s and Monsters is a wonderful film – McKellen should’ve won the Oscar that year. Director and star re... 1:02 PM
  • manou: Stephen Jay-Taylor, Opera Britannia. ‘I think the word I’m looking for to describe the opera is “unedifying”. I also think it... 12:51 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 »