Cher Public

  • Ilka Saro: Thanks for confirming that! My recollection was that it was in color, and I was thrown by the b/w clip. I don’t object to... 9:48 PM
  • aulus agerius: Operanews.com now has ‘The Year in Opera’ available which is very helpful. I’ve planned a trip to FL for... 8:48 PM
  • vilbastarda: Did any parterrian attend dell’Arte Opera’s Rosina by Hiram Titus, and care to share their thoughts? I went last... 8:47 PM
  • vilbastarda: So dark, so beautiful. My preference is the darker, the better. The hand gestures reminded me of this diva: httpv://youtu.b... 8:22 PM
  • Lady Abbado: The video from Grafenegg Festival is for a few hours available here: http://tvthek.orf. at/topic/Festspiel sommer/10166040... 7:56 PM
  • phillyoperalover: oh how nice. 7:28 PM
  • Porgy Amor: I was rooting for Nick Nolte for Affliction among that crop, but Edward Norton (American History X or McKellen would have been... 5:27 PM
  • Porgy Amor: I copied one other line from the SJT Anna Nicole review, when I linked to it for someone elsewhere: “We also have a wild... 5:14 PM

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 »

West side, east side

Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera“Broadly speaking, there are two types of New Yorkers: the ones who say ‘I’m going to the Met’ meaning ‘I’m going to see an opera’ and the ones to whom the phrase means ‘I’m finally going to see those Piero della Francescas everyone has been talking about.’  Recently, though, opera showed up at both Mets, the Metropolitan Opera and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” [New York Observer]

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 »