Cher Public

  • DonCarloFanatic: Now I confess that early in my opera appreciation days I found the flower song in Carmen completely boring. I... 10:05 AM
  • aulus agerius: I’d go to that in a heartbeat. But you’d really have to stay awake and pay attention – no texting! 9:58 AM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=wQRp 1Q-iy3A Here I go again….When I find them..I go nuts..Note the slight “glottal... 9:28 AM
  • armerjacquino: The Konwitschny production I saw at ENO cuts the ballet. It’s an option. 8:39 AM
  • La Valkyrietta: gay pacifica, I think so. Directors seem to consider those matadors in Traviata very much needed as a breather between... 8:27 AM
  • armerjacquino: Thing is, there would never be any consensus over what were the ‘boring bits’ (eg I love the ‘Fumee... 7:49 AM
  • Will: It’s a very respectable, well-sung traditional production with a good orchestra and very nicely conducted by Susan Davenny... 7:10 AM
  • ipomoea: I attended MARTHA after the BSO livestream MANON LESCAUT — a schizoid experience! MARTHA is well-staged, well-sung, and a... 7:00 AM

Le tout New York

Now that everyone (who is everyone) is here, cher public, proceed with the off-topic and general interest discussion!

Dovima sono

Even supermodels take a break from enjoying the opera now and again to discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.

The wedding crasher

Take a break from whatever sports game may be played today, cher public, and discuss a few off-topic and general interest subjects.

Age of Innocence

Small and inconvenient

“Conservatives cherished it for being small and inconvenient…”

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housekeeping

Weekly housekeeping

Your doyenne is no good at housewifely duties.

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Covent Garden

Crush

Take your time promenading, cher public, but please return in time to discuss off-topic and general interest subjects before the bell rings for the next act.

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Pompadour

Alla pompadour che s’appresta, meco, o schiava, assisterai!

Appearances to the contrary, La Cieca is not teasing when she invites the cher public (pictured) to enjoy discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.

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Un-gay

The doyenne’s lament

As we trudge into the final week of 2014, La Cieca can only echo her Doppelgängerin in the vintage cartoon above.

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intermission

Serious business

La Cieca (left) reminds her cher public that it is time once again for conversation about off-topic and general interest discussion on the very important and weighty subject of The Opera.

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White Rabbit

No late seating

Your tardy doyenne (pictured) invites the cher public to make the most of what remains of this week to enjoy off-topic and general interest discussions.

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