Cher Public

  • parpignol: how precise is Poulenc when specify in the score the sound of the guillotine for the final scene? I thought at Caramoor it was... 6:47 PM
  • LT: So this year there won’t be any broadcast at Lincoln center on opening night in order to save money. Only at Times Square 6:37 PM
  • La Cieca: Hard to say. Apparently in the real-life incident, the sisters all sang the “Veni, creator.” Of course in real life... 6:26 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: Could be. I had not thought of that. It could be both. Poulenc: “How in hell am I going to be able to set these... 6:12 PM
  • ducadiposa: Likewise a 20% off offer has been sent out for her Toronto recital next Friday. I have my ticket – the last time I heard... 6:08 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: I find this comment very interesting because it seems like religion and the existence of a god is the great barrier that... 6:08 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Well I’m sad that this seems to be curtains for Popsy’s career. I always did like her a lot. Very problematic... 5:52 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: I agree with you, but can you tell an international level singer (let’s say Christine Opolais) that although she... 5:49 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]