Cher Public

  • Howling in Tune: Well, if Kelli O’Hara is Dido, then I guess Victoria Clark would have to be the Sorceress, and I expect... 11:50 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Herlitzius was an absolute vocal disaster, drawing groans from the audience. Intense: yes. Involved in the... 11:41 PM
  • Camille: Plácido Domingo!!! Jungfer, seriously, have you found your hat yet? After frenetically searching everywhere and having called... 11:12 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: News from Bayreuth: The new “Tristan” was almost perfect except for the screeching, snarling, missed high... 10:34 PM
  • gustave of montreal: Agreed 100%. Dont generally like filmed operas buit this is a happy exception. 10:07 PM
  • javier: Rodelinda is one of my favorite operas. The Sutherland recording from 1959 was my first exposure to the piece. With this... 9:48 PM
  • DonCarloFanatic: In that long Russian TV show dual interview, he talked about them getting married this summer as if it was a set plan,... 9:31 PM
  • Melot's Younger Brother: Yusif Eyvazov will sing Canio for one performance (October 3) at Los Angeles Angeles opera. Tickets are available. 9:15 PM

T’would be a sacrilege to fling at another door

People named Jimmy or Placido don’t seem to know this, but when your brains or your bones send you the message, “Hang up the toe-shoes, Bobolink,” do it!  Next week the regular Met broadcast season begins; the fiction is that for 20 weeks we will all be listening to and chatting about the same opera.  (Yeah, sure!)  That makes this a good week to quit.   Read more »

Final curtain

Goodbye_Charlie
Join La Cieca tonight for a chat saluting the Met farewell (and 2,928th performance) of character tenor Charles Anthony. Read more »