Cher Public

  • Camille: About last night— The question that haunts me the most is this: was that FUCHSIA or MAGENTA the diva du soir was sporting?... 6:59 PM
  • Camille: “The same as his Juilliard Rodolfo, which was lavishly praised”R 30;.yes well, wanting to refresh my memory about... 6:30 PM
  • Camille: “Deal me in” aulis. You haven’t even seen nasty yet. 6:13 PM
  • Camille: Here you go, aulus, don’t want you to be left out: httpv://youtube.co m/watch?v=bKqhagGM sLI 6:09 PM
  • Evenhanded: Well. How ridiculous. Since when does balanced commentary = “crudelta 221;? If you have a different set of opinions,... 6:03 PM
  • Camille: Who is “she” in this case? Hilary or Trump? 6:00 PM
  • aulus agerius: She turns nasty so easily, doesn’t she. And plays the woman card to boot! Ah, what a campaign we’re going to... 5:52 PM
  • The Poet Lenski: Erika Miklosa comes to mind. Also, Denyce Groves spent the prime of her career singing almost nothing but Carmen and (to... 5:40 PM

Arms and the Menotti

“…it’s not enough that The Consul is an inch-deep trivialization of one of the most momentous and agonizing events of the modern era, Eastern Europe’s (ongoing) struggle against totalitarianism…. Menotti, astonishingly, managed to ratchet up the outrage even further: He wrote an opera ostensibly about the horrors of dehumanization in which the empty characters exist only to be manipulated for his ulterior motives. That’s one hell of a sick irony.” [Seattle Weekly]

O Caftan! My Caftan!

Unconcealed by the voluminous folds of this Jessyesqe muumuu is queen-sized talent Jeffery Roberson (also known as Varla Jean Merman), who will make his New York opera debut later this week, in, modestly enough, The Medium, everyone’s favorite supernatural Menotti Broadway slasher opera. Details for this event— which might have been genetically engineered to appeal to the mind of the average parterrian—follow the jump.   Read more »