Cher Public

  • Howling in Tune: Well, if Kelli O’Hara is Dido, then I guess Victoria Clark would have to be the Sorceress, and I expect... 11:50 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Herlitzius was an absolute vocal disaster, drawing groans from the audience. Intense: yes. Involved in the... 11:41 PM
  • Camille: Plácido Domingo!!! Jungfer, seriously, have you found your hat yet? After frenetically searching everywhere and having called... 11:12 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: News from Bayreuth: The new “Tristan” was almost perfect except for the screeching, snarling, missed high... 10:34 PM
  • gustave of montreal: Agreed 100%. Dont generally like filmed operas buit this is a happy exception. 10:07 PM
  • javier: Rodelinda is one of my favorite operas. The Sutherland recording from 1959 was my first exposure to the piece. With this... 9:48 PM
  • DonCarloFanatic: In that long Russian TV show dual interview, he talked about them getting married this summer as if it was a set plan,... 9:31 PM
  • Melot's Younger Brother: Yusif Eyvazov will sing Canio for one performance (October 3) at Los Angeles Angeles opera. Tickets are available. 9:15 PM

Deranged bedfellows

J. Howard Marshall II… it turned out, had owned 16 percent of the Koch family’s business, Koch Industries. When Mr. Steel asked Mr. Koch if he could make further gifts to save the company, Mr. Koch demurred, telling Mr. Steel that the Marshall family might be less than pleased…” [New York Times]

Paul Taylor grabs Koch

The Paul Taylor Dance Foundation has announced that the Paul Taylor Dance Company 2011-12 New York Season will be at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The three-week season will begin on March 13 and end on April 1, 2012.

Meet and grate

La Cieca’s spy attended today’s confab between George Steel (representing NYCO) and 29 singers and production personnel (AGMA) and 24 orchestra members (Local 802).

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NYCO “severely curtailing” fall season

“There are thousands of papers, stretching back over hundreds of years, affecting Belle Reve as, piece by piece, our improvident grandfathers and father and uncles and brothers exchanged the land for their epic fornications — to put it plainly! The four-letter word deprived us of our plantation, till finally all that was left — and Stella can verify that! — was the house itself and about twenty acres of ground, including a graveyard, to which now all but Stella and I have retreated!” [NYT]

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