Cher Public

  • Howling in Tune: Well, if Kelli O’Hara is Dido, then I guess Victoria Clark would have to be the Sorceress, and I expect... 11:50 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Herlitzius was an absolute vocal disaster, drawing groans from the audience. Intense: yes. Involved in the... 11:41 PM
  • Camille: Plácido Domingo!!! Jungfer, seriously, have you found your hat yet? After frenetically searching everywhere and having called... 11:12 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: News from Bayreuth: The new “Tristan” was almost perfect except for the screeching, snarling, missed high... 10:34 PM
  • gustave of montreal: Agreed 100%. Dont generally like filmed operas buit this is a happy exception. 10:07 PM
  • javier: Rodelinda is one of my favorite operas. The Sutherland recording from 1959 was my first exposure to the piece. With this... 9:48 PM
  • DonCarloFanatic: In that long Russian TV show dual interview, he talked about them getting married this summer as if it was a set plan,... 9:31 PM
  • Melot's Younger Brother: Yusif Eyvazov will sing Canio for one performance (October 3) at Los Angeles Angeles opera. Tickets are available. 9:15 PM

Huge

“When I left the opera house, I stumbled to the next train out of town and fell immediately asleep; when I left the afternoon broadcast, I stepped out onto the sidewalk and discovered that the sun had set while I’d been in the dark, watching. The sky’d gone all orange and blue and was seemingly cloudless, but a thin flurry of huge white flakes snowed down as if from nowhere and then, after a moment, it stopped.”

What La Cieca thinks is going to live as the definitive take on John AdamsNixon in China at the Met is sitting there, just waiting for you to read it, at Daniel Stephen Johnson.

“You will, Cieca, you will!”

le_mot_du_jour_full“The L.A. Phil’s new season is up, too, and the big news there is (for me anyway) the premiere of a new sacred oratorio by John Adams, entitled The Gospel According to the Other Mary. Maybe he gave it that title to distinguish it from a forthcoming work by Mark Adamo.

“What? No, I meant because Mark Adamo’s writing The Gospel of Mary Magdalene for the San Francisco Opera! Why, what ‘mary’ did YOU think I was referring to?” [Daniel Stephen Johnson]