Cher Public

  • m. croche: Szymanowski would seem to be the odds-on favorite, but Spanish has multiple paths to victory (Catán, or John Adams and Peter... 3:18 AM
  • fletcher: Oh god that Götterdämmerung cover is the best! Thanks for sharing. 2:28 AM
  • fletcher: Surely out of those Król Roger has the best chance? Or maybe a staged Luonnotar ? 2:23 AM
  • LT: This is laughable. In the ever diminishing world of opera, the only backlash her going over “the edge” (whatever that... 2:17 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: I love this production. So happy to see–and hear–it again. 12:13 AM
  • antikitschychick: Sorry I meant to say I always picture her smiling in my head because of how perky and fun she usually is. SIGH. I be... 12:00 AM
  • antikitschychick: P.S. I think something along the lines of Cieca’s fanciful album cover would have been perfect. Looking at a... 11:58 PM
  • m. croche: Since then the MET has added Czech, Hungarian, Chinese, and Sanskrit to the list. Is there a betting pool for the next new... 11:49 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]