Cher Public

  • almavivante: Apropos that 1959 Rodelinda with Joan singing in “intelligibl e” English: well, sort of intelligible. I... 5:54 PM
  • zinka: The Pirates Strike Again !!! .” I am inspired by the Parterre mention of these crooks to offer you some absolutely true... 5:50 PM
  • Camille: Je m’excuse. Just meaning to say it would be such a rare treat for me to be in such a concert venue as that of the... 5:46 PM
  • Hippolyte: The great Donna del Lago trio with Caballe, Bonisolli and Bottazzo: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=5Ap- 4Ka7XbI 5:15 PM
  • Camille: Yes, thank you so much for the thoughts and I would, in general, agree about her as first and foremost a musician, naturally;... 5:06 PM
  • Krunoslav: I was lucky in growing up with access to my father’s LP and tape library, which contained all kind of rarities that I... 5:01 PM
  • Paysan Bleu: ?? What has the Orangerie of Château de Versailles to do with the vocal qualities of Yusif Eyvazov? Indeed, the technical... 4:50 PM
  • Camille: Dearest Rowna of Pittsburgh* Everyone’s opinion counts for something. Each and every person has an unique perspective and... 4:46 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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