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Cher Public

  • "oh my goodness poor Petersen. Well at least she got through the performance..." - antikitschychick
  • "Someone asked about Lulu. I have not been feeling very well lately and that..." - Feldmarschallin
  • "Or httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=7cuU vzKzqsY" - m. croche
  • "Henry, “The *shudder* neo-Classical *shudder* backlash against late..." - gironabalie
  • "More on the National Point of View question: From Clarice Carson’s GLOBE AND..." - Krunoslav
  • "One thing I feel the opera really needs is a central love duet. In the hotel. An..." - Niel Rishoi
  • "also called Maometto in Italian, as in Rossini’s “Maometto..." - parpignol
  • "Is that Luca Pisaroni?" - operablogger

Behind the red curtain

It was indeed a curious sensation  making a late morning trek to East 59th Street, a block devoted to showro0ms for bizarre upscale furniture and lighting fixtures, and then to enter a boutique cinema specializing in Hindi films (the big coming attraction right now is Desi Boyz) — and all this before sitting down in an auditiorium half- full of retirees to see a live performance of Don Giovanni from La Scala. That it worked as a Mozart experience I think can be chalked up to two factors: Robert Carsen‘s production and the constantly improving (if still imperfect) HD technology.  Read more »