Cher Public

  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: This is the same production which originated at Theater an der Wien in September 2011 – the audio is... 5:34 PM
  • armerjacquino: Alas, the Covent Garden online archive doesn’t even pretend to be complete. It’s a bit of a bodge job for so... 5:06 PM
  • Henry Holland: Looks like an interesting, spare production, the Miles sounds like he can sing in tune, would love to hear a report from... 4:58 PM
  • Orlando Furioso: I definitely agree. I had the good fortune to chauffeur him a bit when he came to my university decades ago for a recital... 4:49 PM
  • Cicciabella: The opening-night Arabella radio broadcast is just over. Supporting cast good to middling, except for Doris Soffel as... 4:20 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I just used the Google machine and found that the tenor on the Decca “Roméo” ; is Raoul Jobin,... 4:03 PM
  • manou: Let’s not quibble… 4:00 PM
  • m. croche: In addition to being a composer of great merit, Chou is notable for having mentored most of the first wave of post-Cultural-R... 3:57 PM

Carry on Cleo

Natalie Dessay coyly bares a breast on the cover of Virgin Classics’ new Giulio Cesare. But don’t let that put you off; this DVD is worth buying.

Giulio Cesare is perhaps one of the earliest examples of “ensemble opera.” It requires a large cast, and each character has an important musical role. This video was culled from performances from the Paris 2011 production and features excellent baroque singing from almost the entire cast.  Read more »