Cher Public

  • leftcoastlady: Excellent choice. I wish for you a wonderful experience in San Francisco next year. 6:15 PM
  • la vociaccia: I just…Simonea u has to be the polar opposite of Kaufmann in..every respect. 5:37 PM
  • la vociaccia: Really? 5:35 PM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: Not only that, NPW, if you are refinishing a chest of drawers or any substantial piece of furniture, Der fliegende... 5:30 PM
  • chicagoing: Thanks for nudging me into a box seat for the June 18th performance. The length of the opera helps me to rationalize the more... 5:22 PM
  • Lohengrin: https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=jxjy PkI6jHo 5:12 PM
  • antikitschychick: Thanks Lohengrin, I had actually seen those videos before. I think there’s one of the entire concert but the audio... 4:57 PM
  • antikitschychick: Thanks for the 411 Paps :-). I don’t have a radio so I will most likely opt for the online streaming as I did... 4:48 PM

“Observer” story pushed off front page

“Camilla hopes the new work will make opera ‘more mainstream.’” [Daily Mail]

Semi: Colon

The abrupt withdrawal of Katharina Wagner from an abridged seven-hour Ring cycle she was to direct at the Teatro Colón last year prompted no shortage of scorn and Schadenfreude. It also triggered a salvage operation by director Valentina Carrasco and a creative team that synced half-cooked designs with a patchwork musical score over six weeks to get the show off on time.

Much of the backstage drama is chronicled in a new 93-minute documentary by German producer Hans Christoph von Bock, The Colón Ring: Wagner in Buenos Aires, that may actually surpass the staged production for making the cycle accessible to general audiences. It’s a feel-good celebration of pluck, moxie and improvisation, form-fit to a Glee-like narrative, that’s free of judgments about what’s frankly an artistically dubious project. Read more »

Mavra, don’t ask!

And then she was all like, “Nuh-uh! Igor was so not gay,” and I was all like… [New York Times]

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Talking headspace

Our Own JJ (pictured) joins in the debate over the Düsseldorf Tannhäuser with Anne Midgette and John Berry.

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Comment n’être pas coquette?

Yes, in this interview with Naomi Lewin, the word “fiasco” gets thrown around a lot.

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Back to the “Futures”

The controversy over the demise of Brad Wilber‘s Met Futures site goes mainstream, thanks to (who else?)  Zachary Woolfe.

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Woolfe whistle

La Cieca’s old, old, old friend Zachary Woolfe will take to the airwaves tomorrow morning to discuss, among other less titillating topics, the controversial omission of pastied boobage from the Met’s impending HD of Les Contes d’Hoffmann.  You can hear Zack on WQXR’s Arts File at 8:30am, on 105.9FM or wqxr.org.

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