Cher Public

  • la vociaccia: I have no words. How someone who would say something like that ever found himself in opera is fucking beyond me. I mean. Wow 7:48 PM
  • manou: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=-xci 9XyvKqo or https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=-xci 9XyvKqo 7:35 PM
  • m. croche: Dinner with David (totes NSFW) 7:09 PM
  • Krunoslav: ‘And I can’t think of [snip] a better La Cieca tha[n] Forrester.’ Camilla Rota and Maria Amadini rain down Italian... 7:05 PM
  • le cerf agile: For David Gockley’s bourgeois dinners: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=kHVq GpZrW34 6:49 PM
  • LT: The second video can be found on the Met’s facebook page. 6:41 PM
  • whiskey per tutti: What a curious comment for him of all people to make. What about the many premieres and commissions during his tenure... 6:22 PM
  • jackoh: What makes Hoffmann worthwhile to me is that it is a meditation on an artist and his life. It is one thing to produce art, it is... 6:12 PM

You’ve got to taste all the fruit

F. Paul Driscoll, editor of Opera News [not pictured], is optimistic. He feels every age has potential to be golden, yet he adds that ‘we don’t know if it’s real gold until we rub it a little bit, do we?’ Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, who looks to Mick Jagger for performing tips, strives to make opera zing, ‘like when you break an orange peel and there is a spray of some fragrant zest,’ he says.” [NPR]

Below the belt

Three of the Met’s most cunning vocalists, Juan Diego Flórez, Joyce DiDonato and Diana Damrau, wrap their tongues around the trio from Le Comte Ory.   Read more »

“Spartans, tonight we dine at Picholine!”

greek_night“Greek night at opera canceled due to conflict” [Indiana Daily Student]

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zwacky!

La Cieca isn’t sure how all this sorts out or how it relates to opera, but as she understands it, the show our JJ is working tonight at Splash Bar New York (“Dorothy Bishop: Sexy, Sassy and Starving” at 8:00 PM) leads directly into another event that involves free booze.  

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another pull quote we never finished reading

“But perhaps the greatest delight was witnessing Richard Bonygne wielding his baton. Demonstrating a general air of ease (but levels of energy that one might have expected from someone fifty years his junior) …” [MusicOMH]

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