Cher Public

  • Donna Anna: Well, for as long as I’ve been living here (over 30 years), I’ve always heard it referred to as Midwestern. The... 3:00 PM
  • Camille: Oh, that reminds me, vilbastarda, they dropped that priest reciting his expulsion of the heretics crapola in the Hytner Don Carlo... 2:35 PM
  • Batty Masetto: Now that the production has closed, there are rumblings from behind the scenes of considerable tension between the composer... 2:17 PM
  • Camille: Oh forget it. That’ll never happen. Wonder if I should to see the rest of her Ring in DC next year. Don’t want to get... 2:08 PM
  • Camille: What? Zambello got raped onstage? Ohimè!!!!! Povera donna!!!!!!! 2:03 PM
  • Camille: Are you back from Madame Sosostris sojourning yet, croche? Did you get your future all laid out and squared away? And who in... 2:01 PM
  • vilbastarda: Huh, two offstage, and one “gratuitousl y” onstage. The one onstage is totally Zambello’s. It... 1:58 PM
  • m. croche: Wicked tongues (I won’t name names) have been known to refer to Tutino’s “Two Women” as “Three... 1:54 PM

Even smiling makes my face ache

Call it brio, joie de vivre, zest, élan vital, perhaps Lebenslust. You might even call it “fun.” But no matter what you call it, that’s not the mood Renée Fleming was in when she dropped in for lunch with Muse at Bloomberg.