Cher Public

  • Sanford: One of my favorite people, Nicholas Tamagna, a fine countertenor, sang Akhnaten recently in Australia. I wish it had been... 3:31 PM
  • chicagoing: I clicked on the Chicago Classical Review site just now and found an entry posted on Saturday entitled, Chicago Fringe Opera... 3:30 PM
  • guy pacifica: Another very stage-worthy Glass opera is Orphée, one of his “chamber operas” that can be easily mounted with... 3:17 PM
  • armerjacquino: Welsh or Washington? (can’t click on the YT as the shared wifi here blocks it) 3:16 PM
  • Dawn Fatale: Interesting point about Copland and Glass being ‘French̵ 7; composers. I think a lot of this has to do with the... 3:13 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Of course, all of us regular opera-goers have cast-iron buttocks after so many Rings and Parsifals and Tristans… 2:54 PM
  • Krunoslav: Hunter’s WNO Turandot in 1979: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=1sAT inor1ZI Tinsley also sang the role there. But I... 2:42 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I had less foresight but I’m used to dining after the opera, i.e. late. 2:26 PM

Petered out

Daniel Wakin reports that “WQXR pulled a blog posting critical of the Metropolitan Opera’s new Ring cycle last month after the Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, personally complained to the radio station’s top executive…. The Met has a small sponsorship arrangement with WQXR, which for decades has broadcast live Met performances on Saturdays.”   Read more »

The shop around the corner

La Cieca’s lovely and talented colleague Olivia Giovetti takes on the Met’s gift shop in the latest installment of her WQX-Aria blog. La Cieca herself is of at the very least two minds about the changes to the gift shop, but she’ll invite you, the cher public, to chew on this issue before starts gnawing on the bone.