Cher Public

  • Chenier631: Interesting turn of events to be sure. I am excited that SRad will be doing the new Norma here in NY. Her previous... 1:59 PM
  • The Poet Lenski: Radvanovsky really gets the best of all worlds here. She gets to keep her new production of FORZA and pick up the NORMA.... 1:53 PM
  • Camille: Perfect. You’re hired as my casting director. Now THAT would be a sell-out! And Garanca could sing Olga Bol’Shoye... 1:40 PM
  • antikitschychick: Holy shit Yoncheva is not fucking around is she?!! Never would have expected this although it makes sense they would... 1:38 PM
  • PushedUpMezzo: I wouldn’t rely too heavily on Opera’s predictions these days. In the same issue they “hear that”... 1:37 PM
  • Camille: Proving once again that an iPhone in the hands of an old woman writing in the dark creates mayhem: as in “fomplser 221;... 1:37 PM
  • Bluebeard: I wouldn’t be surprised if those costs were just too high for the NY Phil. If they still have Eric Owens for that period... 1:23 PM
  • kashania: I loved Yoncheva’s Desdemona in the Met HD. I haven’t heard her in anything else so I’m not entirely sure... 1:20 PM

Spinning chorus

katharina_spider“Her gal-pal friends play with what look like the tails of exotic serpents and keep huge spiders as pets. I was not exactly sure what this all meant. Still, the kids squealed with delight.” No more delighted than La Cieca was when she realized that Katharina Wagner has finally caught up to Mary Zimmerman in the use of oversized arachnidae in operatic Regie! [NY Times]

Death, warmed over

New York Philharmonic“The end of the world was on the program Thursday night — but for the New York Philharmonic, performing the apocalyptic opera Le Grand Macabre was a promising new beginning.” [NYP]