Cher Public

  • NPW-Paris: The speed at which top seat prices have gone from 180/190 euros to over 250 is dizzying. Booking opened yesterday, and by the... 1:27 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Link to Paris’s 2016-3017 season: https://www.operad eparis.fr/saison-1 6-17 1:22 AM
  • Lankin: Hm, hm, … I think that Otello might not be a good example. Or it might be a perfect one. I’m not sure. Let me explain... 12:58 AM
  • danpatter: Amen to that! 12:51 AM
  • danpatter: La Price was my introduction to opera. I had public radio on one afternoon, and this voice began singing, and I thought,... 12:46 AM
  • Patrick Mack: God bless that woman. She is for realz always. 12:40 AM
  • Lohenfal: Liebster MMII, thanks for the review. Your words are very encouraging, since I’m scheduled to see Opolais/Alagna in... 12:32 AM
  • Lankin: “Because a round table with Anne Midgette in the Washington Post, for the consumption of the predominantly-whit e patrons... 12:27 AM

Ass backwards

“If you think that elegant transitions like these are the crucial elements in the Ring — if you view Wagner’s cycle primarily as a series of logistical puzzles waiting to be solved with advanced technology — Ka might convince you, as it apparently did Mr. Gelb, that Mr. Lepage is the man for the job.  But if you care more about the cycle’s nuances — its characters and their relationships, its emotions, its philosophical complexities — then the idea of giving the reins to the creator of Ka, which is wholly devoid of all those complexities, is preposterous.” Zachary Woolfe went to Las Vegas and all we got was a thoughtful analysis of why Robert Lepage never was a good fit for the Ring.