Cher Public

  • La Cieca: Okay, you’re on permanent moderation. Do your hatemongering someplace else. 8:57 AM
  • All-knowing Earth Goddess: What do you think of all the white people that sang the praises of Muhammad Ali last month but in the... 8:33 AM
  • Angelo Saccosta: Very well said, Chris, as always. Thank you. Mascagni’s connection and friendship with Puccini become more and more... 6:42 AM
  • La Cieca: Surely the custom of little or no applause after the first act had at least some basis in the way the act ends, i.e., very... 6:03 AM
  • 98rsd: LT…i don’t know how old you are, but the Publicans have been drumming up fake Clinton scandals for decades, from... 5:38 AM
  • 98rsd: What a surprise…a Trump voter who, first, injects race into the topic–and then thinks slavery is no big deal! 5:28 AM
  • LT: This years’ Operalia final took place Sunday. It seems that it was a very inconspicuous edition since no one is talking about... 12:37 AM
  • Krunoslav: Favorite Kundry on records? Martha Moedl. I also greatly liked four that I have seen onstage: Christa Ludwig, Tatiana... 11:42 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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