Cher Public

Oil, be seeing you

JuiveToday at noon from the Bayerische Staatsoper, a live telecast of the premiere of Halévy’s La Juive, with Aleksandra Kurzak in the title role and Roberto Alagna as Eléazar. The cher public are naturally invited to chat.  Read more »

Pinkerton’s secret

ButtLa Cieca would have taken him for a leg man, but Roberto Alagna has other ideas. Read more »

Chat: Madama Butterfly

Alagna ButterflyWelcome, cher public, to the real-time chat for this afternoon’s Met broadcast and HD of Madama Butterfly, starting at 1:00 PM. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Wrecking ball

Sir Richard Eyre’s new Manon Lescaut at the Met Friday night demonstrated no particular aptitude for opera.

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Il core vi dono

With February 14th falling on a Sunday, there will be no Valentine’s Day Met performance this year.

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Uomo non vidi mai

From the Met: “Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performances in this season’s new production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut due to illness.”

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For the birds

A “lone voice in the wilderness” booed Barbara Frittoli’s calamitous Nedda.

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Cid; vicious

In his first appearance on the stage of Paris’ Palais Garnier, Roberto Alagna, as the newly knighted Rodrigue, was confronted with a profound dilemma.

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