Headshot of La Cieca

Cher Public

  • kashania: When I made my post, I was still in Act I but yes, he’s wonderful. Even a few years in the... 3:54 PM
  • Nero Wolfe: Did you ever see Stratas in The Canadians? http://www.imdb.co m/title/tt0054715/ ?ref_=nm_flmg_... 3:37 PM
  • mskapay: Indeed, but he is only just 50, which isn’t wildly out there for a male singer, and he’s... 3:29 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Perhaps the original pirates. The Mapleson Cylinders. I love this clip from Tosca. It sounds like... 3:25 PM
  • mirywi: According to my ears, it’s Mr MacNeil who is the surprise vocal standout in that Tosca. 2:54 PM
  • ML: Then hopefully she’ll be slotted in where Nadja now is! 2:44 PM
  • ML: Abdrazakov. 2:42 PM
  • La Cieca: I said, let’s drop it. Next commenter on this subject gets moderated for two weeks. 2:41 PM
  • Clita del Toro: There La Poisonette goes again. “Circle jerking,” “hate-boners ” ?... 2:36 PM
  • arepo: Leave it to you dear Kashie. I just learned something. Many thanks and hugs to you. 2:02 PM

“Specialist subject, the bleeding obvious”

Jonathan Miller‘s Carmen for Mid Wales Opera has no sexual electricity, complains Rupert Christiansen” [The Telegraph]

Fish are jumping and the dudgeon is high

“Quaint camp, says Rupert Christiansen.”

KIngdom of the blind

Cher public, you know that Rupert Christiansen is not someone with whom your doyenne often agrees, but this time he’s got it right. Of course, it’s hard to get anything wrong if you disagree with a click-whoring windbag like Norman Lebrecht.

Screen Shot 2014-03-02 at 9.13.38 PM

On this island

“The Valerie Masterson of our generation!”

Read more »

felicity_palmer

I’ve something to say that’s less than urgent

peaking of vicious-minded small town gossips, Rupert Christiansen (not pictured) is at his exercise again this morning, trying to tempt Dame Felicity Palmer into saying unpleasant things about David Alden and Richard Jones.

Read more »

red meat

Why Rupert Christiansen is the wrong commentator about gay rights protesters

The veteran British critic click-whored

Read more »

carmen_eno

“Where was Liam Joshua?”

Anyone looking for orgiastic obscenity in Calixto Bieito‘s production of Carmen at the London Coliseum, will be bitterly disappointed, writes Rupert Christiansen.

Read more »