Cher Public

  • gk: #7 is definitely Adriana Maliponte from the 1985 broadcast. 2:49 PM
  • YigeLi: The broadcast is exactly on Feb. 11. Or, I guess Lissner would try again to hold the news until last second as he did for the... 2:36 PM
  • m. croche: Operatic Othello without the blackface. Video interview here 2:26 PM
  • fletcher: I’m eager to hear how she does, since I’m on the fence about seeing Butterfly next month in LA. It’s not an... 2:20 PM
  • antikitschychick: Was looking at the 16/17 season schedule for Opera de Paris and noticed there is a huge banner across the top of the... 2:16 PM
  • melisma catatonia: To armerjacquino: I wish I had thought of Verrett’s Elisabetta when I spoke to Madame Norman! Now it occurs to... 2:05 PM
  • Niel Rishoi: Thanks for this review; gratified to read that it went well. La sonnambula is a terrifically difficult opera to cast well. It... 1:22 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: I remember Lee singing this in recital, and it brought me to tears. httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=ziW yv0nVIkQ 1:11 PM

One touch of venous

“Like the hero of Parsifal, who finds the Holy Grail after a lifetime of frustrated wandering, the Met’s audience was finally rewarded for its patience: On Friday, after seasons of mediocrity, the company delivered a magnificent new production of Wagner’s valedictory work.”  [New York Post]