Cher Public

  • la vociaccia: I like when he puts his director hat on at the end and suggests setting the show in Tehran or Saudi Arabia. I somehow doubt... 11:24 AM
  • Cicciabella: It’s a very well-written review, whether you agree with his ideas or not. Also, he seems a little bit obsesssed with... 11:23 AM
  • DerLeiermann: I’m loving this review, lol. 11:08 AM
  • armerjacquino: ‘hitting the high note at the end of Act 1 that the great Licia Albanese often avoided’ Can I get a random? 11:01 AM
  • chicagoing: Wondering about the absence of any upcoming scheduled performances for tenor Guiseppe Filianoti on either Operabase or his... 10:58 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Goro (Vespa, ragno maledetto!) 10:51 AM
  • Ilka Saro: I see that Devia has not sung any roles at the Met since 1994. Apparently she sang a concert there in 2006, but otherwise... 10:47 AM
  • armerjacquino: … and Amara is WONDERFUL in it. Perfect mix of youthful timbre and vocal power, and so committed. The Mitropoulos... 10:10 AM

The revolution will be televised

Ah, finally a light begins to break: “60 Minutes is filming a long-planned segment on the Met, with the new production of Rigoletto providing a through line…. When [Michael] Mayer sprints down the aisles onto the stage to tweak a bit of business, he is trailed not just by a couple of staff directors with notebooks but often by a cameraman or two. A Japanese film crew has also been tailing him for its own documentary.” [New York Times]