Cher Public

  • manou: In fatti – even… 10:03 AM
  • Krunoslav: In fatto: come la Principessa Pignatelli. 9:58 AM
  • Christopher Corwin: While it’s possible that a recording exists of the Amderson-Troyanos Giulio Cesare, in-house recordings from DC have... 9:54 AM
  • grimoaldo: Yes, I knew Anderson had done Cleopatra then but was not aware of the concert with Troyanos. 9:16 AM
  • Krunoslav: Agreed. With Anderson– as apparently with Emma Eames’ Aida– the Nile froze over. Rolandi was lovely in the... 9:07 AM
  • aulus agerius: I liked the Met performance of 3 years ago with Goerke as the Dyer’s Wife and Schwanehilms and Kerl and Reuter,... 8:41 AM
  • redbear: Splendid story. Thanks! 8:33 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Cornell MacNeil was the Germont at Moffo’s 1959 Met debut. Merrill followed shortly thereafter. 6:30 AM

Her maestro’s voice

Our Own Poison Ivy interviews conductor Alain Altinoglu over at her own blog, Poison Ivy’s Wall of Text. (Photo © Fred Toulet.)

Renaissance man

muti_renaissanceLa Cieca hears whispers from rehearsals of the Met’s eagerly-awaited new production of Attila that maestro Riccardo Muti is somewhat more, shall we say, engaged in the process than your average stick-waver. Read more »

The view from Kareol

kleiber_thumbPoet of the podium Carlos Kleiber leads the final minutes of Tristan und Isolde from the mystic abyss of Bayreuth, circa 1975. Read more »