Cher Public

  • Olivero is my Drug of Choice: Who was the child(?) in white who came in at the very end and signaled Chrysothemis to stay where she is? 1:10 PM
  • 98rsd: I was there last night. Bliss was wonderful. Ich baue ganz, usually a trial, was effortless and sweet. I started out liking the... 1:07 PM
  • PCally: I was there, having been told to go when Bliss was singing, and I wholeheartedly agree. He was just smashing and his phrasing and... 12:53 PM
  • phoenix: bronzino, I agree with much of what you say. But sometimes even when a singer makes a vocal mess of their role, for some... 12:50 PM
  • La Cieca: Use of the royal we (especially in the context of pontificating about “standards&# 8221;) is a short path to moderation.... 12:15 PM
  • phoenix: and what suggestions can I make for those of us who don’t care for nor have the time for gross establishment social media... 12:13 PM
  • Krunoslav: Don’t know if anyone else went to ENTFUEHRUNG last night, but I did and Ben Bliss, a scheduled step-in, sang a lovely... 12:07 PM
  • Lady Abbado: Salgo già del trono aurato httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=rMbh oCPIeQI 12:07 PM

Give my regards to Carthage

DIdo O'HaraWhen MasterVoices announced that it would be doing a semi-staging of Dido and Aeneas starring Broadway divas and frequent collaborators Kelli O’Hara and Victoria Clark, it seemed a screwy idea at best. However, Thursday’s premiere at City Center turned out to be an occasionally bumpy, surprisingly touching presentation of Purcell’s masterpiece made special by O’Hara’s beautifully restrained and glowingly sung queen of Carthage.  Read more »

When monarchs unite, how happy their state

Tony Award winners Kelli O’Hara (The King and I) and Victoria Clark (Gigi) will reunite onstage in a new production of the opera Dido and Aeneas, conducted by their frequent musical collaborator Ted Sperling with Orchestra of St. Luke’s. According to Theatermania, the production will play New York City Center for two nights only, April 28 and 29, 2016.  Read more »

No you can’t

Identically-coiffed artistes Klaus Florian Vogt and Renée Fleming prove conclusively that American musical theater is not an international language.   Read more »

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Le roi danse

“This summer, [Susan] Graham will cap her season in Paris by making her role debut as Anna in The King and I at the Théâtre du Châtelet (June 13-29).”

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Le jazz tiède

The crossover album: a hint that that an artist has either exhausted all the repertory at her command and owes her record label a new release or that her waning vocal resources really shouldn’t be taxed much further than an octave.

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Something happened up there, something not very nice

Emma Thompson will portray Mrs. Lovett in the New York Philharmonic’s staged production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

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… and now the worse news

A couple of tweets from Thomas Hampson detailing some grisly-sounding future projects.

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Avec la participation exceptionnelle de La Machine

La Cieca is always delighted when Met stars “cross over” into more popular genres of entertainment.

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Boathouse Betty

La Cieca just glimpsed this “save the date” from NYCO’s development department.

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Just what I wanted!

La Cieca (pictured, left) celebrated her birthday early this year when she unexpectedly received the perfect gift—the following press release.

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