Cher Public

  • coloraturafan: I don’t really understand why the title of this article implies that Maria Stuarda as a second rate opera? There... 9:28 PM
  • Krunoslav: .. but looks good enough to win this gig for HD. 9:27 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Yes Batty Acts III and IV are together but there is a hugely long pause with the lights down. Why is a mystery as Act IV... 9:26 PM
  • mrsjohnclaggart: It’s not that I’m a prude about sex acts though faking them in opera can be tricky (but then there was Chris... 9:25 PM
  • grimoaldo: I tried to watch the Met vids mrsjc but they wouldn’t play on my computer,at least at that moment. 9:21 PM
  • Krunoslav: In fact, I *do* have issues with crass insensitivity and daily-proferred ignorance. Glad to learn you judge singer thanks to... 9:20 PM
  • Batty Masetto: They did an intermission between I and II and there will be another between II and III but then it looks like they’re... 9:19 PM
  • aulus agerius: Lescaut is dreadful 9:18 PM

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]