Cher Public

  • Krunoslav: “It’s the Parterre, this is what they do! Gang up and trash anything they don’t like.” “I’m SORRY,... 10:32 PM
  • coloraturafan: It’s the Parterre, this is what they do! Gang up and trash anything they don’t like. Cyber-trashing... 9:41 PM
  • Krunoslav: Ja, ja. 8:20 PM
  • Niel Rishoi: Fair enough. Pretty much all a matter of taste. 8:15 PM
  • Krunoslav: No personal malice towards you or your passée diva. I just think her a career-long poor stylist outside of mozart, J, Strauss... 7:26 PM
  • gustave of montreal: That very interesting to read is. 6:40 PM
  • kashania: The more opera lovers up here, the better! :) 6:12 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Did he say that? Interesting. It may hold a clue to my own reactions to Bellini. 6:06 PM

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 »