Cher Public

  • bronzino: We are SO glad you enjoyed the GREAT stage business and the sub-par singing yesterday!! How BORING and UNINFORMED is that in an... 11:23 AM
  • Cicciabella: This was one for the HD, I think. As opposed to Roberto D, which was very exciting to listen to over the airwaves. For full... 11:21 AM
  • PCally: Armer is right, your comments are boring as all hell and not informed in the slightest since you didn’t actually attend the... 11:14 AM
  • bronzino: INSISTING on primacy standards in opera in no way makes one boring or hard of thinking, just demanding. We have attended more... 11:03 AM
  • armerjacquino: Opera is made up of many different elements. People who insist on the primacy of one over another are boring as hell.... 10:46 AM
  • bronzino: We NEVAH overlook ‘so-so singing’! And have you listened to what you are saying: the ‘production& #8217; and... 10:43 AM
  • armerjacquino: The phrase ‘logical conclusion’ just filed for defamation of character. 10:43 AM
  • PCally: Fabulous, let’s continue to deal in hypotheticals to prove a flimsy non-existent point. And while we are at it, let’s... 10:41 AM

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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