Cher Public

  • Cocky Kurwenal: Very good performance – even the trills! It sounded a little pressed in places but then it’s dramatic... 1:41 PM
  • mercadante: Looking closer at the video, she looks beautiful. But that v neck caftan and earrings are unflattering , make her look bigger... 1:34 PM
  • JohninSeattle: “There are audience members on the sides of the stage. Were they pre-selected with catheters in their tuxes so they... 1:27 PM
  • mercadante: I love the direction she’s going: Gioconda, Aida, Trovatore, Mefistofele are all great for her dark spinto voice and her... 1:26 PM
  • DerLeiermann: Ramon Vinay was very fine in Othello and Tristan. 1:14 PM
  • mercadante: There’s no such thing as bad regie, just regie you don’t yet understand. 1:09 PM
  • Greg.Freed: AND ANOTHER THING… 1:08 PM
  • Buster: The stage designer deserves a mention: visual artist Joep van Lieshout: http://www.designb oom.com/design/joe p-van-lieshout-... 12:57 PM

Racette baiting

Protean diva Patricia Racette will perform an ethnic hat-trick in 2013-2014 at San Francisco Opera when she offers roles spanning the gamut of racial groups. The soprano’s repertoire will include Margherita in Mefistofele, Cio-Cio-San and Julie in Show Boat. [San Francisco Chronicle]