Cher Public

  • Camille: Don’t worry about fiddle-arcing. It is okay, whenever and wherever. I am highly unreliable myself, so no es problema!! 5:35 PM
  • Camille: Thank you so much Monsieur Hippolyte! I used to always go there–they have saved me so many dollars, but I’ve gotten... 5:34 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Camille I’m in a place so remote I can only reply by smartphone and it’s too fiddle-arsing. I hope to find time... 5:33 PM
  • Hippolyte: According to its website, the New York Public Library owns two circulating copies of the Gounod Polyeucte CD on Dynamic–a... 4:50 PM
  • Dolciamente Pipo: Sorry to butt in here, but I am such a huge fan of the Ediciones Singulares/Palazze tto Bru Zane survey of rare French... 4:46 PM
  • PCally: Well many consider Fruhling the hardest of the four songs. One virtually all recordings the soprano struggles a bit. Netrebko in... 4:41 PM
  • Orlando Furioso: It’s also worth mentioning that (as many of our knowledgeable readers are aware) the fact that Berg had completed... 4:01 PM
  • operaspike: I’m going again tonight; got the last best seat available in the house. And last night’s “Jenufa̶ 1; was... 3:56 PM

Lost soul

Opera Philadelphia offered Verdi’s La traviata on October 9, the day before the composer’s 202nd birthday, with Lisette Oropesa singing “The Lost One”—the meaning of “traviata.”   Read more »

Married to the mobcap

I have an idea (soon to be angrily debunked in the comments section) that Le nozze di Figaro is rarely a source of unalloyed bliss to the chronic operagoer. Read more »

Our retrospection will now be all to the future


La Cieca predicts you will be seeing more of the same old puritans at the Met next season, and she’s not just talking about the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?” But uou will also see six new productions (including a Met premiere of a 21st century work) and the local debut of one of opera’s most controversial stage directors. Read more »