Cher Public

  • Bluebeard: I’m sure I read somewhere that Murphy, Lapine, and Sondheim had to downplay Fosca’s craziness, or at least her... 10:18 AM
  • armerjacquino: He did change one thing- between the original off-Broadway production and the London premiere in 1993 he wrote the... 10:14 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: Mme, Manou – Sills was unbeatable as the Hoffmann ladies, Manon, Baby Doe, and of course Handel’s Cleopatra,... 10:09 AM
  • Gualtier M: I think that Sondheim and Lapine were afraid that Fosca would be too grotesque and repellent for the audience to like –... 10:05 AM
  • zinka: https://www.facebo ok.com/piotr.becza la.5/videos/101541 72731986354/ Stop mountainclimbing&# 8230;and do not think about skydiving... 9:54 AM
  • PCally: Well assassins is sondheims favorite of his own shows apparently, or at least the only one of his where he wouldn’t change a... 9:50 AM
  • PCally: Not always a fan but this is one of the best performances of anything I’ve ever seen, not doubt aided immensely but Chereau... 9:40 AM
  • PCally: Whoops httpv://m.youtube. com/watch?v=kRasTY iCipM 9:38 AM

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 »