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Cher Public

  • Cicciabella: It seems that Simon Rattle will take on the London Symphony Orchestra from 2017. 5:25 PM
  • Cicciabella: So now, besides age beyond the first flush of youth, a short stature and a full figure, singers... 5:20 PM
  • Semiotic: But not worth the inflated cost from the Met’s “dynamic pricing” policy …... 5:06 PM
  • olliedawg: Bashing Renee is getting old and boring, kinda like Bibi Netanyahu without the laughs…basta ! 5:05 PM
  • Lohengrin: Sorry, not in Milano. Lets look at Aida in München!!! 4:54 PM
  • Buster: Haveman as Elisabetta in Don Carlo, which she will also sing in Hamburg next season, in French. 4:36 PM
  • Buster: 2015-6 Dresden. Netrebko and Herlitzius in Lohengrin. Herlitzius as Lady MacBeth: https://www.sem... 4:22 PM
  • moi: I think Kunde sang Radames … was it in Sao Paolo, of all places , last year… Pappano said on... 3:53 PM
  • armerjacquino: hand-picked by the Prince himself. So we’re told. Don’t believe it for a... 3:52 PM
  • Cicciabella: Semenchuk sang at Charles and Camilla’s wedding, hand-picked by the Prince himself. Her... 3:18 PM

Wang Center

The immortal Mae West, celebrated for her Dalila, had a curtain speech she recited following performances of her play Catherine Was Great: “I’m glad you like my Catherine. I like her too. She ruled thirty million people and had three thousand lovers. I do the best I can in two and a half hours.” Now it seems the NYCO’s Duchess of Argyll will have to make do with a mere 25 lovers  in the company’s production of Powder Her Face—instead of the originally planned 88. The reason: the stage at BAM is too intime to accomodate that many naked men. [Daily Mail]