Cher Public

  • la vociaccia: I have no words. How someone who would say something like that ever found himself in opera is fucking beyond me. I mean. Wow 7:48 PM
  • manou: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=-xci 9XyvKqo or https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=-xci 9XyvKqo 7:35 PM
  • m. croche: Dinner with David (totes NSFW) 7:09 PM
  • Krunoslav: ‘And I can’t think of [snip] a better La Cieca tha[n] Forrester.’ Camilla Rota and Maria Amadini rain down Italian... 7:05 PM
  • le cerf agile: For David Gockley’s bourgeois dinners: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=kHVq GpZrW34 6:49 PM
  • LT: The second video can be found on the Met’s facebook page. 6:41 PM
  • whiskey per tutti: What a curious comment for him of all people to make. What about the many premieres and commissions during his tenure... 6:22 PM
  • jackoh: What makes Hoffmann worthwhile to me is that it is a meditation on an artist and his life. It is one thing to produce art, it is... 6:12 PM

A hymn to heme

That 60 Minutes piece everyone’s been talking about, with Peter Gelb describing opera as “blood sport,” after the jump. Read more »

The revolution will be televised

Ah, finally a light begins to break: “60 Minutes is filming a long-planned segment on the Met, with the new production of Rigoletto providing a through line…. When [Michael] Mayer sprints down the aisles onto the stage to tweak a bit of business, he is trailed not just by a couple of staff directors with notebooks but often by a cameraman or two. A Japanese film crew has also been tailing him for its own documentary.” [New York Times]

More deceit and intrigue from LOC

La Cieca assumes that it was while changing frocks from citron to sage that America’s Multitasker Renée Fleming approved the above-pictured outdoor advertising for LOC’s impending season. Because, after all, what celebrity screams “Lyric Opera of Chicago” more obviously than Vanessa Williams? (Thanks to AC for the photo!)