Cher Public

  • RosinaLeckermaul: Supposedly there was a big gala farewell dinner for JL, friends and donors on the Fledermaus Act II set on the Met stage. 3:59 PM
  • La Cieca: Yes, no doubt that is why Gelb consented to a last-minute change of plans about Levine’s retirement and agreed to the... 3:25 PM
  • Signor Bruschino: I get the feeling that Gelb has been doing everything possible to not be very gracious in Levines departure 3:14 PM
  • sogalitno: also want to add that i think its downright mean that the met did not stream on sirius these last MET Concerts by Levine. If he... 2:56 PM
  • sogalitno: very touching. wish i had been there. … hope someone has put this down for posterity… somehow. 2:53 PM
  • Olivero is my Drug of Choice: Christine Goerke’s Facebook status 5/24: Yeah… Soooooo…. Just sang through bleeding chunks... 2:52 PM
  • kashania: Thanks for a great review as always, Christopher. I was taken back to memories of Goerke and Vinke singing Siegfried together in... 2:48 PM
  • kashania: What an elegantly written review, full of wonderful observations about the piece and the production. I loved this paragraph:... 2:36 PM

ENO is enough

The repertory for the 2012-2013 season of the English National Opera (also known as “Peter Gelb‘s shopping list”) boasts the premiere of a new opera by Philip Glass, The Perfect American, which imagines the last days of Walt Disney. It’s a co-production with Madrid’s Teatro Real and stars bass Christopher Purves as the legendary filmmaker. The company’s program also features nine new productions, including stagings by Peter Konwitschny, Calixto Bieito, David McVicar and Richard Jones. [the arts desk]