Cher Public

  • nachEule: DCF I agree, and would add that the “continual Nessun Dorma moments” are probably intended as a hook for snaring... 2:08 PM
  • Gualtier M: AM you are always welcome here and your input is both informative and appropriate. BTW: that Cosme McMoon/Schwarze... 1:59 PM
  • La Cieca: I’ve seen that Ernani and your friend was right. There is no difference between the live version and a 30 year old YouTube... 1:54 PM
  • The Poet Lenski: OK…but that doesn’t cultivate a new audience, which is what is really needed. 1:48 PM
  • fletcher: I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m a huge fan of LA Opera’s 30/30/30 promotion, where they release thirty... 1:38 PM
  • JohninSeattle: The Subscription (and single ticket model) that sustained all arts organizations from time of the emergence of the National... 1:31 PM
  • JohninSeattle: (hangs head in shame…) I like Gluck. A LOT. 1:24 PM
  • JohninSeattle: I recall a line from THE SIMPSONS: There is no greater force than senior citizen holding a discount coupon. Go get those... 1:23 PM

Nunsense

A Court of Appeals in Paris has ordered BelAir Classiques to remove from its catalog a video recording of Dialogues des carmélites as staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov for the Bayerische Staatsoper on the grounds that the production is a “betrayal” of the intentions of Georges Bernanos and Francis Poulenc.   Read more »

Ghost boaster

Can a day pass without the New York Times‘ 24/7 coverage of the Met’s Ring getting on yet another of La Cieca’s nerves? Apparently not. The quote du jour (from Susan Froemke‘s film about the Robert Lepage process) is after the jump, with La Cieca’s bitching to follow.   Read more »