Cher Public

  • manou: Do you mean “clarté̶ 1;? 5:47 AM
  • NPW-Paris: And on the very same day, February 6 2016 in Amsterdam, Ann Hallenberg sings “Come invano il mare irato” from... 5:11 AM
  • overstimmelated: I’ve also hoped this would turn up someday – haven’t had chance to tackle it yet. Any idea why the late... 4:19 AM
  • Cicciabella: Although the costume is not pretty, it’s not meant to be, and I think it needs to be evaluated in context. It’s a... 3:55 AM
  • Clivia: Great review! I saw this production Friday night and agree that Vinke has endless stamina and is a good actor. He got laughs. He... 2:17 AM
  • LT: Can someone explain Beczala’s French pronunciation? Contempler becomes contempli, eclarte’ becomes eclarti. Sounds bad! 11:53 PM
  • antikitschychick: sorry last season’s new production of Figaro. 10:31 PM
  • antikitschychick: finished watching this year’s Tucker gala online. Kudos to aulus agerius for pointing out it was up on the Live... 10:30 PM

Internet won

La Cieca figures she might as well retire from editing, and for that matter, Manuel Brug can put down his critic’s pen, because the above is, bar none, the greatest headline ever written.

Point and shoot

Meet parterre’s new tutelary spirit, tenor August Schram, star of Metube. Read more »

Glücklich zu sehen, je suis enchanté!

Tenor Nikolai Schukoff (recently Parsifal in the Lyon production) displays so much furry semi-nudity on his web site that the page should be called “Otter Space.”

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boots and saddles

It’s the Brokeback Ballet from Krzysztof Warlikowski‘s production of Yevgeny Onegin!

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retro regie

Some commenters are more perceptive than others when it comes to the game of Name That Regie. In our previous competition, the quick-witted keithmc and the more cautious Ginevera were both correct: the opera is Cherubini’s Medée, in a production by Krzysztof Warlikowski for La Monnaie. The “Amy Winehouse” sorceress in the black pleather sheath is Nadja Michael. (La Cieca is sure you will recall that M. Warlikowski was also the auteur of one of our first and most puzzling Regiequizzes last year.) Now, on to new business. What’s this opera?

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