Cher Public

  • mirywi: The Gates Foundation isn’t set up to fund the arts. The money funds evidence-based public health initiatives. That... 10:55 PM
  • fletcher: I was secretly hoping for Domingo as Herod. 10:54 PM
  • littoraldrift: Mattila letting it rip in Helsinki back in December — I don’t know anyone singing at her level these days that... 10:09 PM
  • Bill: Well I surely hope the Met does not cast Racette as Salome this next season (Salome replacing Rigoletto in the repertoire). We do... 9:10 PM
  • littoraldrift: woops that was supposed to go in the replies below antikitschychick&# 8217;s comment 7:58 PM
  • littoraldrift: re: LA season, Racette as Salome? Wtf? Strikes me as alien Fach at any stage in her career, let alone now. But it looks... 7:57 PM
  • manou: From the unlikely page of The Tudors, http://www.thetudo rswiki.com/page/Qu een+Elizabeth+I+-+ Historical+profile some intriguing... 7:55 PM
  • Batty Masetto: San Francisco announced a while ago, as covered here, and after talking with a subscriptions rep last week I can report... 7:44 PM

Mouth feel

“The bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, playing Leporello in the Met’s recent Don Giovanni, asked for vegetable sausage, said James Blumenfeld, the Met property master. ‘It was the most disgusting thing I ever smelled,’ Mr. Blumenfeld said. He added that the bass-baritone James Morris is known for preferring bananas when he is playing Scarpia in the fatal meal scene of Verdi’s Tosca.” [New York Times] (Photo: Ken Howard)