Cher Public

  • Fidelia: Thank you, Manou. I read your review with interest (vested or otherwise). Not too long, and written with your usual *style... 7:24 AM
  • Cicciabella: Best brows in the business. 7:13 AM
  • Cicciabella: My impression is that he had prepared ahead, at least by reading about the plot, and that some of the naivety was pretend.... 7:12 AM
  • La Valkyrietta: Thank you manou, so happy for you it was musically enjoyable. I cringed reading about the koncept or whatever and hope the... 7:04 AM
  • turings: Thanks, manou! Not at all tl;dr :) 7:04 AM
  • turings: That’s a pity. I have tickets to see Tézier in the Macbeth. I wonder will he sing the June run. I heard Calleja last night... 6:07 AM
  • turings: I don’t know if it’s that direct, Ivy, but there has been a lot of quite nuanced commentary about that and the... 5:56 AM
  • manou: I was in fact very pleased with myself (so what else is new) just for knowing that Ivy was referring to Game of Thrones. 5:28 AM

The battle is on

“The labor strife at the Metropolitan Opera took on a new urgency Wednesday, when the company’s general manager, Peter Gelb, sent its orchestra, chorus, stagehands and other workers letters warning them to prepare for a lockout if no contract deal is reached by next week.” [New York Times]

Petered out

Daniel Wakin reports that “WQXR pulled a blog posting critical of the Metropolitan Opera’s new Ring cycle last month after the Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, personally complained to the radio station’s top executive…. The Met has a small sponsorship arrangement with WQXR, which for decades has broadcast live Met performances on Saturdays.”   Read more »

A Ring is Born

mumford_starTamara Mumford (Flosshilde in Das Rheingold) explains the concept of the Met’s new production of the Ring.   Read more »