Cher Public

  • m. croche: Probably been close to 20 years since I’ve seen this documentary, but recommended for Akhnateniks. Seems to be rentable... 3:02 AM
  • Howling in Tune: I remember an interview with one of the Einstein tour’s cast members. She said that memorizing was very difficult... 2:34 AM
  • Howling in Tune: What, no nekkid pix of Anthony Roth Costanzo? 2:31 AM
  • swordsnsolvers: Pretty good performance. Too bad about the narrator/poet role, who seems to alternate between histrionic, overdone, and... 10:35 PM
  • grimoaldo: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=Nrkq mu1GYjM Stoyanov sings “In Braccio Alle Dovizie” from the above performance.... 9:05 PM
  • grimoaldo: This conversation about one of the things I love the most in this world, Verdi’s Sicilian Vespers, led me to a really... 8:34 PM
  • phoenix: http://tinyurl.com /hbdykjz 7:56 PM
  • Jack Jikes: I was young and dumb when I saw this – i didn’t like it. Boy, was I wrong. Wonderful – in a realm to its own. 5:57 PM

Anvil chorus

Christiansen“I currently await, with trepidation, something set in the lavatories of a gay night club,” shrieks Rupert Christiansen of The Telegraph.

I have seen the future and it is posh

The visionary Rupert Christiansen peers into the mists of the not-yet and apprehends the perfection of the Wagnerian Gesamtkunstwerk. In his radical new vision, text, music, design, movement and light are fused to those two other absolutely vital aspects of the musico-dramatic experience: snob appeal and hampers of ice-cold Champagne. [The Telegraph]

“And I presume you know what that unfortunate movement led to?”

“Meanwhile top-flight native talents such as Lucy Crowe, Mary Bevan, Allan Clayton and Anthony Gregory are shunted into revivals of The Magic Flute and The Mikado, and potential stars such as Marcus Farnsworth and Elizabeth Llewellyn don’t even get a look in. One doesn’t need to be a UKIP xenophobe or Little Englander to feel that this is wrong, wrong, wrong and a betrayal of the spirit of ENO’s Founding Fathers.” [The Telegraph]

Noble Queen

I have ever used to set the last Judgment Day before mine eyes

“That pathetic old woman is also a great and noble queen.”

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fawlty

“Specialist subject, the bleeding obvious”

Jonathan Miller‘s Carmen for Mid Wales Opera has no sexual electricity, complains Rupert Christiansen

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glanville

Fish are jumping and the dudgeon is high

“Quaint camp, says Rupert Christiansen.”

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grit

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.

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On this island

“The Valerie Masterson of our generation!”

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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.

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red meat

Why Rupert Christiansen is the wrong commentator about gay rights protesters

The veteran British critic click-whored

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