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Cher Public

  • MontyNostry: He was embarrassing last year as Boccanegra in London. He bawled most unpleasantly in the... 4:13 PM
  • ML: LOL. You’re good stuff, Kashie, for a Canuck! ;-) 4:06 PM
  • MontyNostry: There’s a big interview with Grace – in German -where she claims that singing mezzo... 4:06 PM
  • ML: The presenters, Japan Arts (for the Met and Mariinsky, typically), NBS (for Bayerische Staatsoper, Wiener... 4:02 PM
  • MontyNostry: Orturd is a great typo. 3:56 PM
  • bogda: Apparently Fleming has realised this as well, and has now withdrawn from this same production. She was... 3:54 PM
  • MontyNostry: Talking of Elgar (which I often find more interesting than listening to Elgar), didn’t... 3:54 PM
  • pavel: I’m always amazed at the frequency and starry-ness of these tours to Japan. It must be... 3:44 PM
  • kashania: All I heard was something about Masetto’s “lover stave” in relation to Giovanni... 3:26 PM
  • ML: Popoli 3:23 PM

Even smiling makes my face ache

Call it brio, joie de vivre, zest, élan vital, perhaps Lebenslust. You might even call it “fun.” But no matter what you call it, that’s not the mood Renée Fleming was in when she dropped in for lunch with Muse at Bloomberg.

Evil mutants

“Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that the respected stage, film and television actor Patrick Stewart will co-host The Second City Guide to the Opera on Saturday, January 5 with internationally renowned soprano and Lyric Opera creative consultant Renée Fleming…. Fleming will perform with live musical accompaniment, and both she and Stewart [pictured] will share emcee duties and appear in satirical vignettes.” [Broadway World]