Thirty years ago today, Elsa Lanchester left this planet. While she is best remembered as the titular Bride of Frankenstein, in her 60+ year career she contributed much more than an unforgettable shriek and a lightning bolt in her beehive. Let’s celebrate the coming of 2017 with a peek at her cabaret act consisting of bawdy Cockney songs. Read more »
Eight days ago, Williams posted herein: “Enfance du Christ is a sublime work (wishing we could trade any of the multitude of holiday Messiahs for just one).” He must have been reading my mind: I programmed it for Montag mit Marianne several months ago. This week features Roger Norrington leading a December 2006 performance from Berlin with Yvonne Naef, Mark Padmore, Christopher Maltman and Ralf Lukas. Read more »
“Good God—an adult musical!” exclaimed Clive Barnes in the New York Times a day after Steven Sondheim’s A Little Night Music opened at the Schubert Theater in February 1973. Read more »
Anita Cerquetti had one of the most remarkable, most brief careers in opera in the past century.
What to do with all those glorious short operas: play them alone or find companion pieces?
Verdi’s Macbeth gets true blood-and-guts treatment from Guillermo Sarabia and the legendary Marisa Galvany.
A simply gorgeous performance of Gluck’s Orphée et Euridice starring Juan Diego Flórez.