Cher Public

  • RosinaLeckermaul: I was also there last night. O’Hara was indeed superb. I’ve never been a Purcell fan and have sat through... 3:21 PM
  • messa di voce: They used to say there was a whole industry in Hollywood built around films planned for Julia Roberts that she decided not... 3:18 PM
  • FragendeFrau82: So sorry this was two nights only. I was hoping to maybe toss my Otello ticket next Friday when I’m in NYC for... 3:14 PM
  • La Cieca: It was Anna somewhere in the dim mists of the five year plan. Anna’s real cheduled repertoire for the Met in the fall of... 3:13 PM
  • messa di voce: I think it actually went Netrebko to Kovalevskaya (who bombed in the last revival of the old production and hasn’t been... 3:11 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Nope, way back in 2008 they sang La Traviata together at the ROH. httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=mw2z TGV2-AU 3:05 PM
  • decotodd: No, not their first pairing; Netrebko and Kaufmann sang TRAVIATA together a few seasons back. Covent Garden I think. 3:05 PM
  • Satisfied: Also, and someone please correct me if I’m wrong, but this would be the first Kauffman/Netrebko pairing, correct? Which... 2:58 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 »