Cher Public

  • gustave of montreal: Agreed 100%. Dont generally like filmed operas buit this is a happy exception. 10:07 PM
  • DonCarloFanatic: In that long Russian TV show dual interview, he talked about them getting married this summer as if it was a set plan,... 9:31 PM
  • Melot's Younger Brother: Yusif Eyvazov will sing Canio for one performance (October 3) at Los Angeles Angeles opera. Tickets are available. 9:15 PM
  • danpatter: I was lucky enough to see her as Chrysothemis and Ariadne, and those are splendid memories. Happy Birthday, Ms. Voigt! 8:27 PM
  • armerjacquino: This is good. http://www.sinfini music.com/uk/featu res/blogs/christop her-gillett/regiet heater-director... 8:16 PM
  • Camille: Yes, well—that is what I am most concerned with–the impact he will have on her career and its further development,... 8:14 PM
  • Camille: Somehow–the idea of La Divina rubbing elbows with Andy Williams has just, like an arcobaleno, made my day. My what a... 7:55 PM
  • skoc211: I saw Clark in “The Light and the Piazza” and she was absolutely stunning. The kind of performance you feel honored... 7:48 PM

Guilt trip

“Part of what makes opera seem, at least, a camp art form is that fans of the genre have such inconsistent taste…. What a lot of opera queens flock to is a corner of the repertoire that can be best labeled ‘guilty pleasures,’ pieces we all know are of dubious artistic quality—but what fun to listen!” [New York Observer]

Bum’s rush

“This season I’ve sat through some perfectly mediocre performances in the plush seats of Lincoln Center, and last weekend I was transported by one of the year’s most intriguing presentations while writhing in discomfort in a plastic folding chair.” Our Own JJ reviews Orlando and Early Shaker Spirituals in the Observer.

Ham and ex

Our Own JJ was only semi-amused: “Pagliacci was a solid success, but Cavalleria Rusticana bombed on just about every level.”  Photo by Cory Weaver/ Metropolitan Opera.

Julie

Time and again I would try to say

Our own publisher and New York Observer scribe Julie Jordan James Jorden plays pundit again for WQXR’s “Conducting Business.”

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Don Carlo

Sometimes just pretzels and beer

Our Own JJ crunches the numbers at the Met and LoftOpera in the New York Observer.

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Manon

The kids are not all right

“’They’re young… they’re in love… and they kill people’ goes the tagline for the 1968 film Bonnie and Clyde, but the slogan could apply almost as well to the outlaw pair at the center of the Metropolitan Opera’s white-hot revival of Massenet’s Manon.”

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Donkey

Dongs of mirth and triumph sing!

Donkey dick and other Asian Fusion vaudeville acts arouse “The BAM Effect” at Handel’s Semele.

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frozen

“The cold bothered me, anyway”

“It was the chilliest opening night at the Met in years on Monday—barely 15 degrees when the curtain went up on the company premiere of La Donna del Lago.

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Mattei

Singular sensation

“If Mozart had only had the sense to write Don Giovanni in a… single-performer format, last Wednesday’s revival at the Met would have been one for the ages.

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Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

For your eyes only

“Don’t bother with The Loft or The Boy Next Door: the most spine-chilling thriller currently playing isn’t on the screen of your local multiplex but on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.”

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