Cher Public

  • LT: Speaking of accessible, there will be rush tickets for the Met opening night gala. 12:09 PM
  • Lohengrin: Here is Your “concert performance” : https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=7E2B 9g07Rxk 12:00 PM
  • Magpie: Still laughing….lo ng story… Thank you for that….I have missed all those “Pasionaria& #8221; bits… 12:00 PM
  • zinka: As an extremely shy and retar..I mean RETIRING guy, I am SHOCKED when I see people trying to attract attention, as did someone at... 11:48 AM
  • kashania: Sadly, I must agree. The voice did have some bloom (like in the Kusej Rusalka) but it seems to be gone now. 11:42 AM
  • quibbleglib: Very fine. And he’s acuti pie to boot! ;) 11:38 AM
  • nachEule: DSS I replied to your comment, but managed to get it in the wrong place. For what it’s worth, it’s after... 11:35 AM
  • nachEule: DSS if you can stand another opinion, I’ll put in my middle-of-the-road 2¢ (based on yesterday’s livestream): if... 11:25 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]