Cher Public

  • WindyCityOperaman: httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=Sve sMBkduQo BTW Tomlin is terrific in new indie “GrandmaR 21;. 10:01 AM
  • m. croche: Right, but was he always such an asshole about it? Or is he just particularly butthurt at the moment because La Ciociara/Two... 9:52 AM
  • mps502: SJT is kidding himself if he expects Damrau to turn up at Glyndebourne; but considering Glyndebourne has a good reputation as a... 9:47 AM
  • Krunoslav: Novak Djokovic. 9:14 AM
  • Krunoslav: They have already enjoyed the magic of THE BONESETTER’S DAUGHTER, TWO WOMEN, THE GOSPEL OF MARY MAGDALENE, HEART OF A... 9:10 AM
  • rapt: Gualtier, your comment rings a bell (though sounding dimly, muffled as it is by the cobwebs of age). I haven’t had a chance to... 8:40 AM
  • armerjacquino: Trivia Quiz: Which current tennis player has sung Mozart on the stage of the Met? 8:20 AM
  • Krunoslav: Odd that Sharapova has yet to be hired by DG, or Peter Gelb. 8:03 AM

Male fraud

Has Los Angeles Opera mentioned lately that Billy Budd has an all-male cast? Read more »

Abs of a Soldier

La Cieca has obtained this photo of Thomas Hampson headlining Camouflage Night at Powerhouse, uh, rehearsing for Heart of a Soldier at the San Francisco Opera. You can tell the scene is Northern Rhodesia in 1962, because that is where the British military first started offering complimentary personal training packages to their troops. Read more »

Gun control

never_forget_sfoRemember that press release that taunted, “Great at push-ups and pull-ups? Do you put your friends to shame at the gym? Come show us what you’ve got!” Well, as you’re probably guessed by now, that audition call was for an opera based on that recent event in American history most closely associated with hot, sweaty buff manmeat: the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. [San Francisco Opera]