Cher Public

  • redbear: Paris Opera announces on the 10th. 6:45 PM
  • La Cieca: My guess is that singers tend toward the [i] or “ee” sound because it is more “closed̶ 1; and therefore... 6:26 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Poet Lenski, I’m making fun of a few of his superfans on his site, who actually do seem to think he’s betraying... 6:13 PM
  • Rudolf: @ phoenix Ms. El-Khoury is in fine voice here. Alas, her Prince is an endangered species from Tenor Land, this far into the opera.... 6:03 PM
  • armerjacquino: In actual, real life neither nuns’ habits nor military greatcoats are designed to be ‘flattering& #8217;. I... 6:03 PM
  • armerjacquino: She’s not saying he’s a Nazi, to be fair. She’s saying that the narrative hereabouts sometimes makes him... 5:57 PM
  • The Poet Lenski: Wow. Kaufmann’s cancellation has driven you so crazy that you’ve decided it must be because he’s a... 5:56 PM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=fon7 rgx1GBs 2/7/1889. Tragic early death. HOMEWORK…all you divas who know from... 5:48 PM

Give until it hurts

Sadly reduced to penury by music fans illegally downloading his music, the once-mighty Placido Domingo has resorted to whoring himself out to a recording industry organization whose noble purpose is to assure that sleazy A&R people continue to afford top-quality cocaine and hookers hard-working artists will receive just compensation for their work. Well, the legendary tenor has to keep busy after all, and apparently in the middle of worldwide recesssion nobody seems to think it’s a good idea to give him another opera company to run into the ground. [Bloomberg]