Cher Public

  • whiskey per tutti: There was a “studio cast” recording with at least some of the original cast participating, Sally Ann Howes... 9:55 AM
  • PCally: Liv never seemed to have the best of luck in America 9:10 AM
  • The Poet Lenski: Maybe. She didn’t debut there until well into her career, but it seems (at least from the outside) that she was... 8:52 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: I Remember Mama the Musical. Wow. No wonder an Original Cast Album was never recorded. 8:49 AM
  • Signor Bruschino: When is ‘I Remember Mama’ going to be done by Encores? 8:47 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Marais and Adolphe: httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=2fQ QTqACr3k httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=Nxq 0nZ2HYYU 8:40 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Maybe Isokoski was not inclined to sing at the Met. 8:08 AM
  • The Poet Lenski: I always wondered if Gelb was not a fan of Isokowski, as she hasn’t appeared at all during his tenure as general... 7:59 AM

High concept

Well, my dears, if you thought Frank Castorf‘s Ring and Stefan Herheim‘s Meistersinger were outré, then wait until you get a load of the radical take on Don Carlos by Peter Stein for the Salzburg Festival!   Read more »

Geherheimnishehr hallt mir dein Wort

It’s not a sure thing, only a “perhaps,” but it’s the most exciting Regie news La Cieca has heard all season. According to an interview with Alexander Pereira, intendant of the Salzburg Festival, published in the current issue of Opera magazine, this summer’s new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by parterre fave Stefan Herheim “will also go to Paris and, perhaps, New York.” Read more »

Kaufmänner

“Taking the libretto’s description of ‘panther-like’ literally, Bacchus appears in a shiny leopard-print suit (well, close enough) and proceeds to creep up to Ariadne like a shy housecat.”  Veteran blogress Zerbinetta (pictured, left) was right there for the Salzburg Festival’s gala Ariadne auf Naxos and the two-tenor version of La boheme, and reviewed both productions for the website bachtrack.