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

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.

Evil mutants

“Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that the respected stage, film and television actor Patrick Stewart will co-host The Second City Guide to the Opera on Saturday, January 5 with internationally renowned soprano and Lyric Opera creative consultant Renée Fleming…. Fleming will perform with live musical accompaniment, and both she and Stewart [pictured] will share emcee duties and appear in satirical vignettes.” [Broadway World]