Cher Public

  • grimoaldo: “I’m sure there’s a story behind how we got Russell Thomas at the ninth hour as the painter Cavaradossi instead of the... 9:26 AM
  • Camille: Thanks, so much, for the starlit memories, PMack. The first Tosca I ever experienced was there, many years ago, and it was... 9:04 AM
  • aulus agerius: I wonder if this Tosca will be broadcast or otherwise available at some point? And I especially would like to hear the West... 8:45 AM
  • La Cieca: “Leopold! 221; httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=gt1V 61SPI_w 8:18 AM
  • redbear: Kill the wabbit! Kill The Wabbit! KILL THE WABBIT! Kill the RAB–BITT! 8:11 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=6jDc WAWRRHo 8:10 AM
  • PCally: Idk, I thought that the Scala Donna Anna was a surprisingly sub-par performance. I kept waiting for her to let the voice rip and... 8:06 AM
  • PCally: Kashania and Krunoslav-I didn’t realize there was a recording of Gorr as Kundry from Bayreuth. I’ll have to seek it... 7:54 AM

Racette baiting

Protean diva Patricia Racette will perform an ethnic hat-trick in 2013-2014 at San Francisco Opera when she offers roles spanning the gamut of racial groups. The soprano’s repertoire will include Margherita in Mefistofele, Cio-Cio-San and Julie in Show Boat. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Alla cantata ancor manca la diva

racette_toscaPatricia Racette will sing the title role in Puccini’s Tosca on April 14, 17, 20, and 24 matinee, replacing Karita Mattila, “who is ill” — this just in from the Met’s press office.