Cher Public

  • grimoaldo: Glad to hear it. Lucky you with a double dose of live Trovs! 4:30 PM
  • Tamerlano: Soviet = Soviero 4:25 PM
  • roland: The last one is Eva-Maria Westbroek. 4:21 PM
  • moi: Chapeau to all who had the courage to throw themselves into the game… All I can say is that I did not seem to hear any Freni... 4:09 PM
  • manou: Sorry grim – that was my one line review of the opera. I am very well indeed and just back from a little jaunt in Lille where... 4:06 PM
  • armerjacquino: It wasn’t missed. You’re just not in the right thread, because as usual you posted your birthday tribute before... 3:59 PM
  • Tamerlano: Thoughts… 1. ALBANESE 2.KIRSTEN 3. OLIVERO 5.KABAIVANSKA 9.FLEMING 11.SOVIET OR VIARROEL 12.TEBALDI 13. CABALLE 3:41 PM
  • grimoaldo: What do you mean manou? I hope you’re not unwell. 3:29 PM

Bête baignoire

Why, look: Norman Lebrecht has found yet another reactionary cause to embrace! [Slipped Disc]

Artist’s name spelled correctly

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Brain Tumor Gone and Cancer-Free, to Sing at Helikon Opera in November,” reads the headline of an article that in no way states that the baritone is cancer-free or that his brain tumor is “gone.”

Dog bites man, part infinity

“The soup is hot; the soup is cold; Norman Lebrecht got it wrong again.” Read more »

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Danielle fires back

The leading lady of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s production of La Calisto has taken to the Twitters to respond to the recent discussion of her comments about Miley Cyrus.

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Hurling

It shouldn’t take you but a moment to find the great huge clunking error of fact in this Vanity Fair profile of Joyce DiDonato.

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Time, after time

In breaking news today, Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister…

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Not bad for a human

Cher public, La Cieca must inform you that the president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Michael Kaiser (right), is afraid of you (left). “This is a scary trend,”  says he. [via Huffington Post, of all places to climb on your soapbox about "serious arts criticism."]

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Graeae lady

Bloomberg’s Zinta Lundborg, best known for sharing a single eye and a single tooth with Manuela Hoelterhoff, overlooked the opera on Wednesday night and instead reviewed the PR for Dark Sisters. When a man writes like this, we call it “bitchy,” so when a woman does it, can’t we call her “dickish?”  

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Vivremo insiem, e morremo insiem!

The truth, at last: “By Manuela Hoelterhoff and Zinta Lundborg” [Bloomberg]

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Tales of the Dresden version

“As the flirtatious Musetta, American soprano Takesha Meshe Kizart won the audience’s hearts with the charm and flair of her personality and a potent upper register, including some formidable high C’s for her Waltz Song.” [AP]

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