Cher Public

  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Fantastic Herheim “Hoffmann 221; in Bregenz last night. Michael Volle stole the show as the... 9:22 AM
  • mb: What a coincidence – I’m going to see a staged performance here in Brisbane tomorrow night. David Hobson as Candide and Amelia... 9:18 AM
  • Gualtier M: The Joseph Machlis English translation is the standard and the only one that is licensed for performance and it should be... 9:18 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Great, great production which I have seen 6 times on stage. It is not hideous. 8:58 AM
  • Tristan_und: Looks hideous (those Regie Germans!), but I’d watch Jonas if he were wrapped up in a mummy’s costume. Yes, I know... 8:50 AM
  • La Cieca: But the audience does. 8:15 AM
  • Krunoslav: Oh, no disputing that the Carmelites would have needed the services of Sister Susan of the Wriggling and Giggling of Christ to... 8:12 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: and he doesn’t drool when he sings. 7:41 AM

Pushkin comes to shove

“…Onegin, which opens the Met’s season on Monday, has taken an unusually precipitous tumble from sure thing—a pinnacle of Russian music, featuring the most eminent Russian soprano and Russian conductor of our time, in a production by a widely admired theater director making her Met debut—to headache-plagued.”  [New York Times]

Read meat

After last night’s opening of L’elisir d’amore, the first chirping of critics is heard.   Read more »

First sip

UPDATE: A video preview of the new Elisir follows the jump. La Cieca’s spy reports: “Bartlett Sher‘s warm and winning new production of Donizetti’s L‘Elisir d’Amore was presented at today’s annual Opening Night free public dress rehearsal. Read more »

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La Cieca, like Nature, abhors a vacuum

“Upon my word,” exclaims La Cieca (pictured at right, in the background), “I could almost swear I see a few empty seats on the other side of theater for the Met’s opening night performance of L’elisir d’amore!”

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Anna of the thousands dazed

Tonight’s the night, cher public, traditionally the busiest of the year here at parterre. Complete details on the opening night performance of Anna Bolena after the jump.

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