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Cher Public

  • Camille: Very well then and thank you. Mouthing the words? Oh well, suppose it’s better than the... 9:22 PM
  • Camille: La Doyenne fell down on her job on this one by not including this musical illustration in... 9:19 PM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: Actually Roschmaan sang beautifully. It wasn’t the most expressive — dramatic... 8:50 PM
  • papopera: He looks like the Duchess of Cornwall. 8:34 PM
  • m. croche: I err. The DVD can be bought here, all for the low, low price of 2000 yen (plus shipping). 8:28 PM
  • m. croche: CD available, though sadly DVD is not. httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=-zoh DE7mPjE 8:18 PM
  • armerjacquino: Ha- Freni does that trick on the ‘E il pianto mi-OOOOOH!’ of the Act V aria.... 8:07 PM
  • armerjacquino: That production is so brilliant that I hope people will be complaining about it being retired... 8:04 PM
  • Camille: She did not tire at all here, Cocky K., and she looked absolutely assured and as if she had been... 8:03 PM
  • lyrebird: Right on Will. Ethereal is the only word that approaches the Lohengrin I heard in Bayreuth: In... 8:00 PM

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

Rupert Christiansen: “That pathetic old woman is also a great and noble queen.” [The Telegraph]

“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.”

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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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“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.

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