Cher Public

  • OpinionatedNeophyte: Oh yeah. It totes makes sense to ask black men, still least likely to get hired and first to get fired, their public... 1:41 AM
  • Ruxxy: I suspect the public face would say the same thing. A white Otello is as ridiculous as a one legged Tarzan. It’s just a pity... 12:57 AM
  • antikitschychick: steveac10 asks: “If a work of art offends some because of attitudes it portrays that were accepted at the time of... 12:53 AM
  • m. croche: Aiyo, I botched the nesting. This was in response to Steveac above. 12:51 AM
  • m. croche: Does a work like the Mikado offend the people portrayed, or people who think the people portrayed are offended by it and... 12:49 AM
  • antikitschychick: Just read your review NPW. It was highly entertaining yet thorough and concise. Thanks for sharing it. I hadn’t... 12:14 AM
  • oldmanriver: I am so dense. I realized the relationship between the end of Falstaff and 8 1/2. 11:47 PM
  • steveac10: This whole exchange raises the conflicted feelings I have on these issues. On the one hand we have to be sensitive to peoples... 11:17 PM

And the 2013 Pubies go to…

One startling upset catches the eye among the many winners (if that is the word) of the 2013 Parterre Box Awards. Read more »

Why, oh why?

“Alden Drops the Ballo: His Milquetoast Take on Verdi’s Classic Fizzles at the Met” [New York Observer]

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“Last week’s freak nor’easter set the tone for Thursday’s chilly new production of Un Ballo in Maschera at the Met…. Sadly, [David Alden's] Ballo feels more like a pitch meeting than a production. There’s an avalanche of ideas, but none of them are developed.” [New York Post]

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The man in the ironic mask

The realization of the opera Un ballo in maschera by Verdi and the librettist Antonio Somma is almost as famous as the opera itself.

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The man behind the mask

Recently your doyenne engaged in an email-based interview with David Alden, director of the Met’s new production of Un ballo in maschera, opening on Thursday.

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I had a dream

And in this dream, WQXR’s Operavore was hosting an exclusive season preview for the Met at the charming downtown Greene Space.

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Medium and rare

“Considering one of the season’s star singers is a plus-size female impersonator, opera this fall is anything but a drag.”

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Closet drama

I have a confession to make about Britten’s opera Billy Budd: I don’t like it very much.”

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Don’t drop the Regie

Our most recent Regie quiz yielded lots of guesses from the cher public, many of them very clever indeed.

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