Cher Public

  • perfidia: Giordani sounds good… for Giordani, although the heavy lifting lies ahead. We’ll see. I am surprised he needs to be... 2:21 PM
  • moi: Thanks for the review… But Mattila was urgent… Opolais and Alagna urgent as well? But it is a good adjective 2:20 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Rob Howell’s striking but incoherent curved sets “Striking but incoherent”& #8230;perfect. I’ve only seen... 2:16 PM
  • tatiana: I’ve never heard him in the house, but this Di Luna sounds really good to me. 2:07 PM
  • YigeLi: Oh, thank you… Now I know it’s not my pure imagination… 2:00 PM
  • Hippolyte: God the prompter is loud. 1:59 PM
  • perfidia: Then let’sjust say she sounds healthier and more put together than Meade. I am shocked at how quickly her voice has... 1:57 PM
  • Batty Masetto: I was thinking along the same lines, perfidia. Maybe not “young” ; but clean and expressive, with a vigorous... 1:56 PM

Even smiling makes my face ache

Call it brio, joie de vivre, zest, élan vital, perhaps Lebenslust. You might even call it “fun.” But no matter what you call it, that’s not the mood Renée Fleming was in when she dropped in for lunch with Muse at Bloomberg.

Evil mutants

“Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that the respected stage, film and television actor Patrick Stewart will co-host The Second City Guide to the Opera on Saturday, January 5 with internationally renowned soprano and Lyric Opera creative consultant Renée Fleming…. Fleming will perform with live musical accompaniment, and both she and Stewart [pictured] will share emcee duties and appear in satirical vignettes.” [Broadway World]