Cher Public

  • Camille: Links, not kinks! 11:15 AM
  • Camille: I’m sorry lorenzino–th at is the information which Monsieur Camille shouted from the other room at me! Now we are... 11:14 AM
  • LT: Yesterday’s Iris from Montpellier with Yoncheva now available on demand. http://www.francem usique.fr/player/r esource/136479... 10:45 AM
  • dr.malatempra: Next season at the Met, including the HD.. January 7, 2017 Casting: Conductor, James Levine, Abigaille Liudmyla... 10:43 AM
  • Signor Bruschino: Does anyone have any tips for us poor souls in the US who would love to watch the Sky Arts broadcast of the ring this... 10:38 AM
  • whiskey per tutti: Is this available on demand or streaming only at specific times? I went to the site, clicked the “playR... 10:37 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: I was too, Camille!- that is, impressed by Mr. Thomas’s Pollione, especially alongside Mme. Meade’s generic,... 10:13 AM
  • sogalitno: go to this link and enjoy i watched act one last night as a relief from convention talking heads. production values are VERY... 10:12 AM

Sumptuous feast

Long-time parterre fave Catherine Malfitano takes the stage at Manhattan School of Music in a new role, Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music, May 12-14. (Photo courtesy the Baron de Signac)

Recklessly passionate

Before you ask, cher public, there is no Issue #41 of parterre box, the queer opera zine, or, rather, this issue, #42 is the 41st of the series. La Cieca hasn’t a clue why the numbering system went to hell, but at least she didn’t let you down on content: Gossip about Madame Vera Galupe-Borszkh and Cecilia Bartoli! An interview with Catherine Malfitano! Reviews by Indiana Loiterer III, Fleur Jetée, and Fils de Brahma! “The Ballad of Billy Budd!” Plus the first installment in the serial “All About Steve” by the ineffable Manuela Haltertop!  [Download Issue #42]

Small scale

In art, less is more — at least most of the time. But Dicapo Opera’s presentation of The Martyrs is a little more less than ideal. [New York Post]

jj_post

Medium and rare

“Considering one of the season’s star singers is a plus-size female impersonator, opera this fall is anything but a drag.”

Read more »

Read more »

The Cathy will rock

Soprano, stage director and now, apparently, activist Catherine Malfitano has collected more than 120 signatures on a letter “denouncing New York City Opera’s planned move from Lincoln Center and calling into question the company’s stewardship.” Among those signing on: June Anderson, Jane Bunnell, Tito Capobianco, José Carreras, Frank Corsaro, Phyllis Curtin, Justino Díaz, Joyce DiDonato, Plácido Domingo, Carlisle Floyd, Jake Heggie, John Mauceri, Sherrill Milnes, Jan Opalach, Samuel Ramey, Regina Resnik, Hal Prince and Frederica von Stade. [NYT]

Read more »