Cher Public

  • Cicciabella: Interesting. Did the ROH tip Tom Service that she would be something special, or was the substitution and subsequent buzz... 1:27 PM
  • PushedUpMezzo: No, but the Guardian was http://www.theguar dian.com/music/tom serviceblog/2015/j ul/07/soprano-star -born-ekaterina... 1:02 PM
  • LT: Judging by her youtube videos, vocally she’s average at best. 12:58 PM
  • phoenix: For anyone who cares to listen to the premiere yesterday, click on the picture and the archive will begin: http://www.br.d... 12:34 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: I know it’s unbearably hot these days in Germany and elsewhere, but I find it amusing that Thieleman is... 10:33 AM
  • Cicciabella: Unrelated to Joan Sutherland, but apparently Bakanova replacing Yoncheva in Traviata at the ROH was a real star-is-born... 10:12 AM
  • Rowna: Random thoughts: As soon as Ms Elkins started singing, my ears perked up. What a great artist with a beautiful voice. I am and... 7:58 AM
  • Henry Holland: Thanks for the heads up, I’ll give it a listen this weekend. 1:57 AM

“Then, with financial assistance provided by the United Negro College Fund, Bess got a degree in medical transcription…”

“Instead of Bess’s leaving their Charleston ghetto for New York by herself, with the crippled Porgy giving chase some time later, the Broadway version would include a newly invented scene in which Bess tries to persuade Porgy to start a new life with her up North. She leaves, followed by Porgy; one final stage picture that was considered had the two looking at each other at a distance. The intent was to indicate that Porgy and Bess would be reunited.” [New York Times]

The look your heart can’t disguise

In what is without doubt the final chapter of their on-again, off-again romance, Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna are on again, she says.