Cher Public

  • gustave of montreal: Merci, cara. Et, bon 4 juillet aux américains. 8:57 PM
  • manou: …and also: http://tinyurl.com /pjgznbh 8:49 PM
  • vilbastarda: Lovely! Thank you for the detailed report, manou! Sounds like a successful night at the opera, with maybe some questionable... 8:48 PM
  • manou: Errata: -”andmlendin g” should be “and lending” -”TaraErraug hted” is not a typo, but a lame... 8:41 PM
  • pavel: She’s addressing her daughter and ordering her not to dance. “My daughter, do not dance!” 8:39 PM
  • manou: So – Guillaume Tell. I had been to an event where Michieletto discussed the then forthcoming production (with Pappano and... 8:34 PM
  • semira mide: However the singing goes in Santa Fe tonight, the conducting is most likely to be excellent. Speranza Scappucci is a terrific... 8:25 PM
  • Cicciabella: That’s too bad, manou. Since everyone and their cousin seems to have an opinion on this Tell, especially if they... 8:13 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]