Cher Public

  • La Cieca: The video you posted, Manou is of very poor quality. The video embedded in the original post is much superior. 10:27 AM
  • manou: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=sHKA fOTCDmE or: https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=sHKA fOTCDmE Video a bit jumpy. 10:03 AM
  • NPW-Paris: It’s uncanny isn’t it? You seem somehow to hear more of the score. 4:45 AM
  • ML: So she will be singing B at Bayreuth before the Met, despite being under the Met’s nose for years. Doesn’t speak well of... 4:31 AM
  • Buster: My pleasure, Camille. I am listening to his Traviata now, the one culled from the dress rehearsal – better even than the... 4:13 AM
  • Buster: Future Bayreuth: Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde, Andreas Schager as Siegfried and Parsifal. Dmitri Tcherniakov directs the new... 3:47 AM
  • DerLeiermann: Soprano lirico fotogenico sounds like a fach a young singer in the Santa Fe Opera apprenticeship program would claim. I love... 2:33 AM
  • ML: Toscanini’s Salzburg Meistersinger? 1:59 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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