Cher Public

  • Will: The great Galina Ulanova was dancing quite well into her 50th year when she finally retired. 10:31 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I have the 2-DVD edition of “Der Büchse der Pandora” and just watched the film on Sunday as I... 10:26 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: I read somewhere that Alexandra Hunt was the nth hour replacement in that one and only going on for Farley, hardly... 10:22 PM
  • Camille: Giselle as interpreted by la grande Alessandra Ferri, who just the other night reincarnated her Juliet for ABT, at age 53! This,... 10:22 PM
  • Krunoslav: “That’s okay as I really don’t care much for those high E things–they sound like hiccups. ” Try Patricia... 10:21 PM
  • PCally: Camille, the Schafer DVD is from Glyndebourne. I also saw the met performances and would concur with the way you interpret the... 10:09 PM
  • Camille: Well I just don’t know. When I think of Lulu, the one who trumps (you will pardon the word) ALL is Louise Brooks. Now, for... 9:59 PM
  • Camille: There’s that fellow Jimmy López, who wrote Bel Canto for Chicago Lyric and of which I’ve not heard a note. Then there... 9:30 PM

The Quantification of the Diva: Part the Third

traviata_gheorghiuAnd now, cher public, let’s put today’s singers, the Contemporary Divas, under the microscope. How do they stack up? Read more »

others have greatness thrust upon them

As you may recall, last year the BBC Music Magazine published a list of “The 20 Greatest Sopranos of All Time,” and one or two of you didn’t quite see eye to eye with their selection.

Well, this year they’ve turned their attention to the top 20 among tenors, who are (in ascending order of greatliness):  Read more »