Cher Public

  • perfidia: Florez is being a bit more than shady in that comment, but I think he is right. Camarena is a decent Rossini tenor, but he seems... 3:23 PM
  • moi: The only performance ever , for which I just could not manage to get a ticket was a Lindenstrand Carmen in Stockholm in the... 2:40 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: President Obama just decreed the Stonewall Inn a national monument! 1:00 PM
  • Countervail: I attended the opening Wednesday. Can I say how much this made me think of everything NYCO was originally intended to... 12:19 PM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: B&B is such a lovely piece! We have seen it twice in Santa Fe, 1998 and 2004 – both very successful. Miss... 12:15 PM
  • manou: Not to be confused with the 17th Earl Grey of Teacup. 11:41 AM
  • m. croche: The 7th Earl of Sidcup. “Spudlandia& #8221; might be confused with Idaho. 11:33 AM
  • manou: Spode – or spud? 11:24 AM

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 »