Cher Public

  • Camille: It’s the god-given right of every soprano to interpolate a High C at the end, à la Birgit Nilsson, examples of which... 3:10 PM
  • chicagoing: What is it about “I Could Have Danced All Night” which seems to make it the go-to nonclassical selection to... 2:59 PM
  • Hippolyte: WQXR will be streaming tonight at 7PM EDT a celebration (singing and interviews) of the Richard Tucker Foundation with this... 2:53 PM
  • Lady Abbado: Speaking of Manon Lescaut, Gheorghiu’s upcoming Australian concerts seem to include her first live performance of Sola... 2:33 PM
  • Camille: The MET Opera Shoppe sells opera glasses, by the way, which may be advisable but the really important thing is to be seated in... 2:26 PM
  • antikitschychick: Thanks Lohenfal :-) yeah I’m happy it worked out. I mean, it’s good that they revamped the website as I do... 2:22 PM
  • manou: It is indeed Opolais http://tinyurl.com /nwrjpg3 (I posted this link elsewhere). You’d think they would try to spell her name... 2:21 PM
  • Lohenfal: Anti, I’m glad to hear you were able to get the 4 tickets you wanted instead of waiting for the iffy student version.... 2:14 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 »