Cher Public

  • armerjacquino: Whatever people may think of the rights and wrongs of this whole issue, I think we can applaud Clayton’s response: he... 6:27 AM
  • phoenix: Niel, your opinions do matter … both you & mjc wrote a fair & very generous criticism of a singer I can’t... 5:33 AM
  • mrsjohnclaggart: Thank you, Porgy. 3:45 AM
  • mrsjohnclaggart: Niel, I agree with you and find your observations about Rads tone very clear and persuasive. She is better than most... 3:44 AM
  • Ilka Saro: I happen to agree with Goerke here, the critic in question was body shaming the tenor. She called it what it is. Does the... 3:30 AM
  • Porgy Amor: Niel, she has, in fact, found Muti, or vice versa. I don’t know where these fell in relation to the clip above, but she... 3:14 AM
  • Niel Rishoi: This is startlingly good singing. One of the most difficult scenas ever, and she stays on top of it; you never get the sense... 2:36 AM
  • Lohenfal: Elektra is also on my schedule. Stemme sang exceptionally well in the Turandot broadcast, so I’m hoping for similar... 1:00 AM

All for the best

George Steel (center) announces that New York City Opera is destroying, giving away or selling off most of its stock of repertory productions. Presumably a few of the old sets will be kept on hand to burn for warmth during the long winter ahead. [New York Times] (Photo by Carol Rosegg.)

Passaggio/fail basis

Not only has physical therapy healed Mariusz Kwiecien‘s shapely back, it’s apparently added a third to the top of his range. [New York Times] Read more »