Cher Public

  • SilvestriWoman: Considering the nudity in the show, that makes sense. Still, if the singers were not forewarned, that would be a serious... 12:16 PM
  • phoenix: Looks like RAI cancelled the supposedly to be Haveman Fanciulla broadcast today – it has been taken off their website... 12:13 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Certainly Yoncheva seems to have developed very quickly in recent years. After first hearing her in Handel I’d... 11:58 AM
  • The Poet Lenski: She and Angela Meade are doing a later series of performances. 11:57 AM
  • Bill: Spiderman – The Vienna Opera already has a new production of Trovatore planned for Netrebko this forthcoming season –... 11:47 AM
  • Laura Amorosa: London wins (Yoncheva), New York loses (Rads) 11:45 AM
  • Sempre liberal: LOVE the Shuffle Along image/ad. Nicely done, Cieca! 11:37 AM
  • la vociaccia: I love Yoncheva and don’t know what to make of this. I hope it’s filmed though. 11:26 AM

The girls of summer

The Met press department wisely isn’t waiting until the last minute to start announcing cast changes for autumn 2012: “Janai Brugger [pictured], a 2012 winner of both the Met’s National Council Auditions and the first place winner in the recent Operalia competition, will make her Met debut as Liù in Puccini’s Turandot on October 30 and will also sing the role on November 2, 5, and 9. Brugger replaces the previously announced Takesha Meshé Kizart, who is recovering from recent abdominal surgery. Guanqun Yu, the second-place winner of the Operalia competition, will make her Met debut as Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore on October 17 and will sing the role on October 20 and 25.” Apparently TBA is having abdominal surgery as well!