Cher Public

Tenors gone wild

Among several fine productions at Aix this summer, Dmitri Tcherniakov’s brilliantly conceived and executed Carmen proved a game changer.  Read more »

Mike the knife

Those interested in sampling Michael Fabiano‘s “glowering demeanor” and “sensitive, vibrant lyric tenor” in Carmen  (NYT)  may do so so via ARTE, or, si cette vidéo n’est pas disponible dans votre pays….  Read more »

Blossoming even as we gaze

When did he get to be a spinto? When did he grow to be so tall? Read more »

Mister Fabulous, that’s you

Mr. Fabiano proceeded to pour gasoline over the audience and toss a lit match into the crowd with his rendition of “Granada.”

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You give me fever

Mortality is ugly—it smells, it makes uncomfortable noises, it takes its time; and then there is the overwhelming sense of dread and helplessness.

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You can’t hide your lion eyes

The UK’s first-ever production of Poliuto, now available from Opus Arte on DVD, set the lions of Rome among the lambs of Glyndebourne.

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Four faints in five acts

That little place just two hours from the city is on the list of things I shall never understand, like the plot of Parsifal.

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one

Gala this; gala that; who knew rich people wore clothes so badly?

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Lions, shared

La Cieca is delighted to announce that the video of the Glyndebourne production of Donizetti’s Poliuto will be streamed beginning Sunday, August 16th at noon EDT.

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Paris original

Another month, another La Traviata release on video.

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