Cher Public

  • danpatter: What a great review! I love all the detail and the thoughtful examination of this work. Thanks! Now, if there were only a small... 3:51 PM
  • m. croche: Plus a Francesconi premiere and a Cavalli. So really, composers-ending-w ith-i are pretty well covered. 3:47 PM
  • fletcher: Yeah, strange that they’re spending all that time with Rameau, Gluck, Berlioz, Bizet, Saint-Saëns, and Offenbach –... 3:37 PM
  • dgf: Mr. Innauarato’s review of “Cold Mountain” is spot on. I was puzzled at how many of the reviews after last... 3:37 PM
  • gloria: GOOD NEWS – Jonas Kaufmann issued a statement of regret to US fans 2/7/16. Little things do mean a lot. This year he has... 3:18 PM
  • Gualtier M: Roberto is only two or three years older than Angela. They are the same generation – not really “an older... 3:01 PM
  • steveac10: Yeah, if you need illusion netting to pull off a racer back gown…just say no. 3:00 PM
  • springspring: Sorry! It was a typo. 2:54 PM

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!