Cher Public

  • Camille: Make sure to visit les roses d’Ispahan!!! I have friends from that city who now have long dwelled in the trenches of... 4:48 PM
  • Camille: O lorenzino bello! — perdona! I have been busy with Venerdì Nero and now I am shipwrecked in the middle of the Indian Ocean... 4:39 PM
  • manou: Pas beaucoup d’écrevisses en Iran. 4:35 PM
  • NPW-Paris: The caviar was local. And there might have been saffron in the Sauce nantua. 4:20 PM
  • manou: Certainly great strides in rhinoplasty – very popular with Iranian beauties. 4:14 PM
  • NPW-Paris: To save you the trouble of looking… httpv://www.youtub j7yop-4 4:12 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Danpatter, I think you really should find Bank Ban on Youtube. 4:10 PM
  • Krunoslav: I fond of SIEGFRIED, but find the Erda/Wanderer scene to be lesser music, even when enacted by performers of immense skill (... 4:09 PM

Upbeat news

Put your hands together for Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who has been named Musical America‘s Artist of the Year. (Photo via Facebook)


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A Magnetizer and a Wandering Goy walk into a bar

The visit of the Mariinsky Theater’s resident company to the glittering opera house of the Brooklyn Academy of Music consists of three ballet programs with starry casts preceded, last night, by a single performance of Rodion Shchedrin’s opera, The Enchanted Wanderer.  Read more »


You got a brand new key signature

You can call Robert Lepage many things (and the critics have!), but one thing you cannot call him is “inflexible.”

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Chest desserts

The Platonic ideal of the barihunk has arrived, and his name is John Chest. The 25-year-old dreamboat is the winner of the 2010 Stella Maris International Vocal Competition, where he sang music by Rossini, Korngold, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Britten. According to a charmingly phrased press release, “Chest was put forward by the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, where he is a member of the Opera Studio.” Another glimpse of Chest, after the jump.

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Turn your eyes away

Which would-be hunk has taken to stripping off his shirt in mid-rehearsal? He eventually covers his tawny torso with a t-shirt, but meanwhile he basks like an infant in his Met colleagues’ gaze.

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