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Cher Public

  • Lohenfal: Jungfer, I don’t have an answer to your question re ticket price reductions for company... 2:06 PM
  • Buster: Jenny Lind and Eva Lind. Edda Moser and Thomas Moser. 2:03 PM
  • Jamie01: Stephen and Elvis Costello. 1:41 PM
  • Buster: Both Nedda and Elvira are weird, I agree. In an interview she once said she regretted her last name... 1:26 PM
  • Perles75: Speaking about Medeas, I love very much the interpretation of Riccarda Wesseling in the only DVD... 1:25 PM
  • Baltsamic Vinaigrette: Two Petrenkos on the podium, Kirill and Vasily; and bass Mikhail onstage. 1:23 PM
  • SF Guy: I’ guessing the general purpose of the airchecks and the pre-transmission tapings was the... 1:13 PM
  • pavel: L. Price and M. Price 1:08 PM
  • manou: Simone and Nicola Alaimo 1:05 PM
  • Uncle Kvetch: hurray! Heartily seconded! 12:33 PM

“Where was Liam Joshua?”

“Anyone looking for orgiastic obscenity in Calixto Bieito‘s production of Carmen at the London Coliseum, will be bitterly disappointed, writes Rupert Christiansen.” [The Telegraph]

Reader, I shagged him

Deborah Orr (“one of Britain’s leading social and political commentators”) doesn’t know much about opera, but she does know she prefers opera to al fresco gay sex. At least I think that’s what she’s talking about in The Guardian.

Vicar aghast at codswallop

fatherjackto7

“Italian opera has never been more popular. It has also never been in greater need of Italian voices. No matter how good the alternatives, a home-grown voice, properly schooled, transforms the sound of Verdi. It is not just the diction or timbre. It is the tradition . . . . Nicholas Hytner’s staging … remains earthbound. Why is it that successive National Theatre directors, upon entering the Royal Opera House, automatically capitulate to operatic convention?” [Financial Times]