Cher Public

  • chicagoing: What is it about “I Could Have Danced All Night” which seems to make it the go-to nonclassical selection to... 2:59 PM
  • Hippolyte: WQXR will be streaming tonight at 7PM EDT a celebration (singing and interviews) of the Richard Tucker Foundation with this... 2:53 PM
  • Lady Abbado: Speaking of Manon Lescaut, Gheorghiu’s upcoming Australian concerts seem to include her first live performance of Sola... 2:33 PM
  • Camille: The MET Opera Shoppe sells opera glasses, by the way, which may be advisable but the really important thing is to be seated in... 2:26 PM
  • antikitschychick: Thanks Lohenfal :-) yeah I’m happy it worked out. I mean, it’s good that they revamped the website as I do... 2:22 PM
  • manou: It is indeed Opolais http://tinyurl.com /nwrjpg3 (I posted this link elsewhere). You’d think they would try to spell her name... 2:21 PM
  • Lohenfal: Anti, I’m glad to hear you were able to get the 4 tickets you wanted instead of waiting for the iffy student version.... 2:14 PM
  • Camille: That was my guess, but I frankly turned it off after the first few phrases. If only her voice was as beautiful as her looks and... 2:10 PM

Lèse majesté

Dame Gwyneth Jones is fighting an attempt to oust her as president of the Wagner Society, a position she has held for 23 years. An exciting story, but the best bit is the comment: “Whew! that was close—you nearly managed to write an article on Wagner without mentioning Hitler!” [The Telegraph]