Cher Public

  • armerjacquino: You get a Hall Pass for that one. 6:21 PM
  • Porgy Amor: From a distance, it would be an easy mistake to make even for someone who does know what Bieito looks like. They’re... 6:08 PM
  • Krunoslav: “playing her as a stony sociopath ” Q: Do you like Ewing? A: I don’t know, I’ve never ewed. 5:51 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=kSuM PY34KfE 5:43 PM
  • Greg.Freed: Yeah, it’s mostly not too outrageous, though a couple of gestures did seem a little epater-la-bourgeoi sie-y. I’m... 5:39 PM
  • Greg.Freed: For a counterpoint, my friend the actual critic in the Chronicle disagreed with me on I think every single point! 5:21 PM
  • Greg.Freed: Oof, embarrassing. I don’t know what Bieito looks like and just assumed. The reviewer regrets the error. 5:19 PM
  • Porgy Amor: I have missed you here! So perhaps Carmen is Bieito on best behavior. That has long been its rep. If someone who would get all... 4:44 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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