Headshot of La Cieca

Cher Public

  • Albertine: Gaultier, there have already been several more objective comments in the off- topic discussion... 3:51 PM
  • Krunoslav: When I read about the disaster of Mmes. Scherbachenko and Papatanasiu at the BOHEME prima, I... 3:40 PM
  • pasavant: Has the Philly Opera Company used amplification for the Barber? Have put off going to their Barber... 3:21 PM
  • Krunoslav: One has to admire the besotted commenter who wrote: ” R. Alagna never cancels or leaves the... 3:16 PM
  • Gualtier M: Bad news for Alagna in Vienna – stops the show saying he can’t go on after vocal... 3:03 PM
  • Signor Bruschino: Jonathan Friend? He has been at the met for 35 plus years now… 2:59 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Thank you, Bill! Vienna really knows how to honor singers of veteran status who still have... 2:54 PM
  • la vociaccia: Fitting into a 22 inch-waist pair of trousers, probably 2:22 PM
  • CwbyLA: and you are the arbiter of what is that something worthy to be said? 2:07 PM
  • CwbyLA: i think you speak your mind freely manou. 2:06 PM

Wedding bell blues

Our Own JJ (not pictured) writes in the New York Observer, “The combination of the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night—one of the most glamorous social events of the year, in theory at least—and a new production of Le Nozze di Figaro—which is, after all, about a wedding—should result in a doubly gala event. So it’s twice as disappointing that Monday night’s performance of the Mozart masterpiece turned into a four-hour fizzle.” (Photo: Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera)

Chorus of the exiled protesters

“A philosophical espousal of the principle of protest doesn’t entail an endorsement of the content of a particular demonstration. I applaud the Klinghoffer protesters for voicing their opinions, but that doesn’t stop me from saying that I find those opinions ill-informed, inept and downright dangerous.” [New York Observer]

Tiara in the aisles

Our Own JJ (pictured) is off to cover the Met’s opening night; meanwhile, you, the cher public, are invited to listen to the festivities beginning at 5:45. La Casa della Cieca will be open for your discussion.

Labor

And all the rest is talk

“Labor! Oh, the problem of labor at the Met is gargantuan,” Our Own JJ (not pictured) would have said, had he thought of it.

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acis

The secret of nymph

Mark Morris’ staging of Acis and Galatea at Lincoln Center is everything good about summer condensed into two hours.

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Paradine Case

Contrariwise

“The dark clouds hovering over Mr. Gelb should not obscure his very real achievements.”

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Euryanthe

Campus radical

“Mr. Burden did his best to wrestle with what looked like a disused Dale Chihuly chandelier, but…”

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eno_klinghoffer

Clash by day

Our Own JJ (not pictured) debates Tim Smith, classical music critic of the Baltimore Sun, on the topic of the Met’s cancellation of the HD telecast of The Death of Klinghoffer.

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Mariella Devia

La regina d’Inghilterra ho veduto cantar

“At Carnegie Hall last Thursday, a capacity crowd witnessed what might be the final official act of a monarch who has reigned for more than four decades.”

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PHOTO CREDIT – Richard Termine

Raven review

The NY Phil Biennial, a new music festival that is dedicated to new music, kicked off its first season at a drowsy time on the performing arts calendar, the week after Memorial Day.

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