Cher Public

  • kashania: Grim: We had Alek Shrader here in Barbieri last season and I had a similar impression. He sang well and (especially in the... 11:45 AM
  • kashania: What La Cieca said. In U.S. (especially expensive cities like NYC), $1.6 for the CEO of an arts institution is par for the... 11:40 AM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: At least they were about the opera and not the personalities of the singers. I miss the days when the intermission... 11:38 AM
  • pasavant: Yes the Emperor has been losing his clothes for a while. The coordination between orchestra and singers was slightly off in the... 11:34 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: I’m very curious to know what Goldowsky’s scripts and delivery sounds like to people here born after 1970. 11:29 AM
  • angeladorable: Yes-he does have something like Parkinson’s. When he conducted Falstaff you could see he could not seem to get in... 11:28 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: httpv://www.youtub GQW_7Iw httpv://www.youtub Lc9C6-0 11:23 AM
  • kennedet: I’m so sorry for you Bill. The last time I heard Cura..I was fortunate enough to be sitting down. His wobble made me off-... 10:51 AM

Winged victory

“A wayward bouquet conked Kristine Opolais on her noggin during the ovation Friday night in La Rondine—but that was the only mishap in the Latvian soprano’s spectacular Met debut. Her coolly glamorous voice rose to the many challenges of the role of Magda, a Parisian courtesan who tries to live out a fantasy of finding true love in Puccini’s 1917 opera.” [New York Post]

I am missing the winter now

“One quick way to warm up: Watching tenor heartthrob Roberto Alagna, who’ll swing into town Sunday for a concert performance of Giordano’s Andrea Chénier with Opera Orchestra of New York. In this French Revolution epic, Alagna plays an idealistic poet who belts out a few hit arias before joining his beloved Maddalena (soprano Kristin Lewis) on the guillotine.” Our own JJ chooses hot tickets for cold months. [New York Post]

Working “Tito”

“After an uneven start to the season, the Met brought its A game Friday to a superb revival of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito.” [New York Post]


Window of opportunity

You may recall a couple of weeks ago La Cieca spoke to Giuseppe Filianoti about the “lost” aria from Cilea’s L’arlesiana he had reconstructed to include in a concert performance of the opera.

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Breaking dawn

When Giuseppe Filianoti isn’t busy being one of the world’s more versatile tenors, he plays detective.

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Telling tales

“In the Met’s Tales of Hoffmann, Giuseppe Filianoti plays a poet defeated by life. In reality, the 36-year-old singer’s brush with tragedy had a far happier ending.” The tenor talks to Our Own JJ in the New York Post.

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Private dancer

Hunkentenor Giuseppe Filianoti performs a little “risqué business” in this trailer for a new production of L’elisir d’amore that opened last night at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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