Cher Public

  • mrsjohnclaggart: And did you say, MIMI COERTSE?????? I AM Mimi Coertse. I saw Montsy (there were other names I won’t repeat)... 5:21 AM
  • phoenix: +1 ‘much better than … those who are pushed’ 5:10 AM
  • Pia Ngere-Liu: Hers was the first recording I got of the work and it remains my favorite – except for the funny sound picture in the... 4:58 AM
  • mrsjohnclaggart: I saw her do the final scene about seven times. She did it with her black hair very long and down her back after a diet... 4:52 AM
  • mrsjohnclaggart: Martinez has quite a story, which I’m not going to tell. But I knew her when she started, quite well, knew her... 4:46 AM
  • Pia Ngere-Liu: Did the illustrious Mrs. John Claggart ever see her is Salome? I only saw her once in Munich – early 2000s. Christmas... 4:46 AM
  • mrsjohnclaggart: Fabulous find, Pia!!!!!!!!! 4:33 AM
  • Pia Ngere-Liu: And this sort of summarizes your whole argument. Would have loved to see Montse as Salome. httpv://www.you... 4:10 AM

Fireworks

At the conclusion of LA Opera’s revival of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro I was taking the early opportunity to stand before the curtain calls since I knew we’d all be on our feet presently. As I leaned forward the woman in front of me turned to her seatmate and very quietly, in a voice thick with emotion and not a few tears, said, “it’s so beautiful.” I couldn’t have agreed more.   Read more »

Top of the heap

You will be happy to hear that Michael Fabiano was the unrivaled star of the Richard Tucker Foundation Gala last night. You will perhaps be a little less happy to hear that this is not only figuratively but literally true: with so many cancellations and substitutions, Fabiano was about the only interesting thing happening. Read more »

Ina moment now

La Cieca hears that soprano Pretty Yende, a standout Met debutante last season in Le Comte Ory, has signed with the company for for four roles over the next three years: Pamina and Lucia in 2014-2015, Adina in 2015-2016 and Rosina in 2016-2017. Read more »

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Einspring can really hang you up the most

Winter Met sensation Pretty Yende does another jump-in this weekend, again in Le Comte Ory, but this time at the Theater an der Wien.

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