Cher Public

  • Hippolyte: Yes, vb, I did–but it didn’t. 8:24 AM
  • La Valkyrietta: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=nZyM c29QQK8 6:36 AM
  • redbear: Serge Dorny, the intendant at Lyon, said once that there were some eight to ten thousand operas composed and wondered why we hear... 4:23 AM
  • La Cieca: There is also I think an important distinction to be made between what is told on stage vs. what is shown. It is only natural... 11:48 PM
  • Camille: Oh of course it is and thank you, Sanford! I have got the 11th on my mind as an important date because of the Caramoor... 11:40 PM
  • Sanford: Next Friday is July 10th, not the 11th. 11:27 PM
  • vilbastarda: Luvtennis, exactly my feelings. I feel very strongly about this, and powerless in the same time. “Ma voix se... 10:53 PM
  • vilbastarda: Hippolyte, at Caramoor did you attend Philip Gossett’s pre-show lecture? His jaw-dropping erudition, and contagious... 10:47 PM

Lede buried

“…Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton were in the audience, with their daughter, Chelsea, and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky. They were there, opera insiders said, because Chelsea Clinton is a friend of the tenor Vittorio Grigolo, who was playing the Chevalier, Manon’s true love.” [New York Times]

Woolfe at the door

Longtime Friend of the Box Zachary Woolfe (left) climbs onto the masthead of the New York Times as their new classical music editor, starting Monday.

Je sens une pure flamme

“[T]here’s no chill to be detected at the Metropolitan Opera. There, the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo are on stage together in a sensational revival of Manon, which opened on Monday…” Our Own JJ‘s take on the Massenet will not appear until next week, but for now you are invited to make do with Zachary Woolfe‘s rave in the New York Times. (Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Canard Lebrecht

Dog bites man, part infinity

“The soup is hot; the soup is cold; Norman Lebrecht got it wrong again.”

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Anna Netrebko

The seven percent solution

You figured it out a fortnight ago, cher public.

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didonatos

“Rachel, please, it can’t matter to you!”

Finally the mystery has been solved: glamorous Joyce DiDonato and mousy Rachel DiDonato (pictured, left to right) are really the same person!

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Anna_Norma

“It’s scary, but what can you do?”

“Ms. Netrebko, 43, spoke about her willingness to take risks…”

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pereira

The incomplete idiot

Intendant Alexander Pereira halts the merry-go-round briefly to discuss Salzburg and La Scala with Zachary Woolfe of the New York Times.

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rob_the_mob

Bullets over Valhalla

“But,” he added, “I find it distressing to be threatened by other artists.”

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Tara

Breaking! And I don’t mean that in the newsroom “scoop” sense

There goes my very last nerve.

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