Cher Public

  • Buster: Her Lieder for soprano, clarinet and piano are wonderful. The EMI Lied recital (Mozart, Schubert, Wolf, Strauss) too. Pamina is... 2:28 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I’m watching that Bavarian production now. Very good. 2:10 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Oscar should be shot. 1:22 PM
  • NPW-Paris: “Has anyone ever seen a truly great production of La forza del destino?” I’ve only seen it twice. I thought... 1:13 PM
  • gustave of montreal: Oh la Sraceni, wow , beautiful! Four Saints: don’t know what its about but what a delightful and fun score.... 12:14 PM
  • redbear: “Then Truman dropped two Atom Bombs on Japan, which had already lost the war.” Cher Mme Claggert, my father and two... 12:06 PM
  • Buster: Finkel is not only a great scholar, he is funny too. I spent a few weeks in the student’s room of the BM in the eighties,... 11:12 AM
  • Batty Masetto: Happy Thanksgiving, US Parterrians! After your dinner guests have listened to three or four complete recordings of Die... 10:52 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 »