Cher Public

  • Krunoslav: Silja Verdi roles I have heard about include Violetta, both Leonoras, Lady Macbeth and Desdemona. 11:12 PM
  • armerjacquino: I bet there’s a Silja Amelia somewhere, and I bet it’s weird and thrilling in equal measure. 9:30 PM
  • armerjacquino: ‘I hate fat people. Netrebko is a whore. When singers accepts an engagement only an idiot expects they will turn up.... 9:28 PM
  • Fluffy-net: Try Brenner behind the opera house. 7:55 PM
  • Krunoslav: “Attended my first performance at BSO of Un Ballo tonight and feel so incredibly fortunate to have finally see Anja in... 7:44 PM
  • kashania: In any case, what makes a great opera libretto is not what makes a great play or novel. Amen. A great libretto should be... 7:41 PM
  • Satisfied: Attended my first performance at BSO of Un Ballo tonight and feel so incredibly fortunate to have finally see Anja in person!... 7:30 PM
  • Krunoslav: And how many afternoons would you say it takes to master the six ( with a seventh oral variant) case endings in three genders... 6:46 PM

The present future

YouthWell, when the New York Times goes into a tizzy, you know times are hard, cher public, but your doyenne is ready to ride to the rescue, hakeo don’t panic.  Read more »

Command-W

“In opera, voice is everything.” [New York Times]

Not nobody, not nohow!

“Mr. Luisi won praise replacing Mr. Levine time after time, particularly in a costly version of Wagner’s Ring cycle—though, perhaps in a sign of the situation’s delicacy, the two conductors have never met in person.” [New York Times]

Colonel Gelb

The double negative has led to proof positive

La Cieca thinks she knows who the murderer is.

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Kremlin

The toothless tiger rules the restless jungle

It’s up to you, cher public, to try to decide for yourself what, if anything, this bizarre story in the New York Times means.

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Smokin

80, girls, 80

The Met’s pilot program of octogenarian outreach looks to be a smashing success.

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Top

You’re the pants on a Roxy usher

Count on the New York Times to include in a photo caption all the information you really wanted to know.

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White Chicks

Beige like me

Leave it to the New York Times to present a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred debate on the explosive subject of race, with Anthony Tommasini and Ben Brantley boldly in agreement throughout.

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talks

The puff preliminary

Anna, Bart and Peter talk about the Met’s new season with the always engaging Michael Cooper of the New York Times.

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Naming Rights

“We’re looking at everything”

Naming rights, Sunday performances, an extension of the Met’s lobby forward into Lincoln Center Plaza . . . Peter Gelb puts all that and more on the table.

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