“Will the actors stepping into the iconic roles live up to the perfection of Heath Ledger and Tob[e]y Maguire?” [Buzzfeed]
“The La clemenza di Tito contract will be offered as a ‘Solo Dancer’ contract and requires 8 physically fit men…. The David McVicar production…” (Audition notice from Lyric Opera of Chicago)
Don’t miss the Encores! production of The Golden Apple, a whimsical and wildly ambitious show that introduced the classic torch song “Lazy Afternoon” and was hailed as a theatrical milestone in 1954. Inspired by the myths of The Iliad and The Odyssey, Jerome Moross and John Latouche’s musical conjures up the bygone days when pie-baking contests were cutthroat and lovers eloped in hot air balloons. Encores! is delighted to present The Golden Apple to a new generation. May 10-14 only! Read more »
The scene outside the Met last night (above) and inside (after the jump). Read more »
And then she was all like, “Nuh-uh! Igor was so not gay,” and I was all like…
You have only until Sunday to catch the most heart-breaking moments seen on New York City operatic stages this season.
At last, the quintessential targeted reader of parterre.com has been identified.
After 23 years, the Queen of Carthage has finally made it to Manhattan.
I have a confession to make about Britten’s opera Billy Budd: I don’t like it very much.”
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.