Cher Public

  • Ilka Saro: The few little clips of the London production look far more interesting than the NYCO production of 84. Although it was a while... 4:55 PM
  • m. croche: Born on this day in 1941, German-Dutch composer Konrad Boehmer. httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=uDSe CeXGK48 httpv://www.you... 4:22 PM
  • Cicciabella: Poor, homeless boob! What a list of patrons, though. Maybe if Kim and Kanye and all those other A-listers started going to... 4:17 PM
  • m. croche: Indeed. Nadia Boulanger was a forceful exponent of what Cocteau called the style dépouillé. 3:53 PM
  • chicagoing: Correction to the above. The six performance run ended on Sunday, but this did bring to my attention a local opera company... 3:36 PM
  • Sanford: One of my favorite people, Nicholas Tamagna, a fine countertenor, sang Akhnaten recently in Australia. I wish it had been... 3:31 PM
  • chicagoing: I clicked on the Chicago Classical Review site just now and found an entry posted on Saturday entitled, Chicago Fringe Opera... 3:30 PM
  • guy pacifica: Another very stage-worthy Glass opera is Orphée, one of his “chamber operas” that can be easily mounted with... 3:17 PM

In the details

The saga of the Royal Opera’s production of Robert le Diable, infinitely more melodramatic than the plot of the opera proper, continues: “After much deliberation and consultation following the final rehearsals of Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable, it has been agreed between The Royal Opera and soprano Jennifer Rowley that the role of Isabelle would not be the right part for her debut at Covent Garden.” [Royal Opera]