Cher Public

  • armerjacquino: I bet there’s a Silja Amelia somewhere, and I bet it’s weird and thrilling in equal measure. 9:30 PM
  • armerjacquino: ‘I hate fat people. Netrebko is a whore. When singers accepts an engagement only an idiot expects they will turn up.... 9:28 PM
  • Fluffy-net: Try Brenner behind the opera house. 7:55 PM
  • Krunoslav: “Attended my first performance at BSO of Un Ballo tonight and feel so incredibly fortunate to have finally see Anja in... 7:44 PM
  • kashania: In any case, what makes a great opera libretto is not what makes a great play or novel. Amen. A great libretto should be... 7:41 PM
  • Satisfied: Attended my first performance at BSO of Un Ballo tonight and feel so incredibly fortunate to have finally see Anja in person!... 7:30 PM
  • Krunoslav: And how many afternoons would you say it takes to master the six ( with a seventh oral variant) case endings in three genders... 6:46 PM
  • gustave of montreal: I adore her recording of Jonny spielt auf. 6:44 PM

Going Hollywood

DudamelThe Hollywood Bowl is truly the preeminent musical venue in Los Angeles and it has seen a veritable “March of Time” history of performances since it was established in 1929. Opera, either staged or in concert, has always played a role and the summer festival atmosphere lends itself to grand displays.  Read more »

A very little night music

Photo: "The Illuminated Heart: Selections from Mozart’s Operas" Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra Louis Langrée, conductor Netia Jones, director, designer, and illuminations (Mostly Mozart debut) Peter Mattei Dress Rehearsal Photographed: Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:30 AM at Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center; New York, NY. Photograph: © 2016 Richard Termine PHOTO CREDIT - Richard TermineTo commemorate the 50th anniversary of its Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center commissioned British theater artist Netia Jones to create The Illuminated Heart, a willy-nilly, thoroughly conventional piece that careened through the composer’s best-known operatic hits. Briskly conducted by festival music director Louis Langrée and nicely performed by some of today’s finest singers, the unevenly-beating Heart unfortunately proved less than the sum of its deluxe parts.  Read more »

When the sun comes out

Iris 1Every summer since 2003 Bard SummerScape has mounted one or more rarely done operas in the stunning Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center, and this year as part of its “Puccini and His World” festival audiences may witness the resurrection of Mascagni’s distinctly odd Iris, conducted as always by Bard president Leon BotsteinRead more »


Old west side story

While composed within a European style, La Fanciulla del West is an opera that manages to present a distinctly American experience.

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Georgia Jarman

Opera Syria

“The music’s fun, but doesn’t Rossini repeat himself?”

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Fledermaus Prelude Orlovsky

Drunk in love

According to my taste, Die Fledermaus is an intoxicating opera

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prelude boheme revised

The singer’s art

Call me old fashioned, but when I go to the opera, I go to hear beautiful singing.

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Schicci amazon

Mourning Wood

Sometimes when you find the club that will have you as a member, you do not easily give up your spot.

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Imagined possibilities

The opera Patience and Sarah is a fantastic example of radical creativity.

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Ezio said than done

Ezio was an inspired choice for Boston’s feisty Odyssey Opera to open its “When In Rome” festival.

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