Cher Public

  • Will: Vishnevskaya died four years ago in her mid-80s. I wonder if anybody at the MET ever considered inviting her to do the Old Countess.... 5:40 PM
  • PCally: Bill-I imagine that Benackova was quite fine in the role and that Stratas was compelling, though truth be told I’ve never... 5:36 PM
  • Cicciabella: Coincidentally, I’m watching this Pique Dame from the Liceu. So far the overture does not bode well, but Emily Magee is... 5:13 PM
  • Bill: P Cally – Benackova was a wonderful sounding Lisa. I first heard the opera at the Met with Stratas and Felicia Weathers and... 5:09 PM
  • Edward George: Here is Michael Volpe’s latest video in which he persuades some friends to try opera for the first time:... 5:07 PM
  • armerjacquino: CK wasn’t saying that the singers themselves were in any way worthy of ridicule. You must have been here long enough... 4:57 PM
  • mercadante: So far my favorite Lisa has been Stefka Evstatieva whom I saw in Philly with Crespin, Popov. 4:54 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: Netrebko is the only opera singer that can go over the “edge” with impunity. As long as she delivers,... 4:51 PM

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The announcement of the 2013-2014 season at Lyric Opera of Chicago is not good news at all. Read more »