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Cher Public

  • DeepSouthSenior: Sirius XM Channel 74 is working just fine. 6:11 PM
  • -Ed.: The “listen̶ 1; link on the Met website isn’t working properly, it cuts off every few... 6:08 PM
  • kashania: I guess some of that has to do with the years during which Pavarotti and Domingo were competing to... 6:01 PM
  • kashania: That’s interesting. I wonder if any other singer has done that before — record the same... 5:46 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I already have, sort of. Let’s call it a “senior crush.” Marlis Peterson... 5:46 PM
  • almavivante: Ah, yes, “this fall.” I stand corrected. But your admonition about La Donna del Lago... 5:46 PM
  • ML: She’s also a lovely lady. You may fall in love, Deep. 5:25 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: From the four short Final Dress Rehearsal clips available on YouTube, Marlis Petersen may... 5:15 PM
  • Operatunity: Great Clips! Give a birthday shout out to Chuck Jones! His legacy of “What’ s Opera... 5:14 PM
  • ML: At our last Fledermaus, he entered on a float dressed like Liberace and sang Du bist die Welt. I guess... 5:09 PM

Practical magic

Notable purveyor of mayhem and infanticide Medea has lately been missing from the local operatic scene, but Sunday afternoon sections of the recently renovated Alice Tully Hall were singed by Canadian soprano Dominique Labelle’s blazing incarnation of the Greek sorceress during a concert performance of Handel’s neglected early opera Teseo by the Philharmonia Baroque given during its second visit this summer to the Mostly Mozart Festival.  Read more »

A boozy short leave

After 23 years, the Queen of Carthage has finally made it to Manhattan. On Wednesday night, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival hosted the Mark Morris Dance Group’s acclaimed 1989 production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the Rose Theater, and Morris who created the double role of Dido and the Sorceress for himself and danced it exclusively for over a decade was there–this time as conductor–with Stephanie Blythe singing the two roles from the pit as she had done last fall in Berkeley.   Read more »