Cher Public

  • Sanford: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=SBwx 5H0dSWk 6:20 PM
  • Sanford: Somehow, this all manages to sound like Anna Russell. 6:17 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Best of all httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=ukgW U6JCZkg 6:16 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Like William Grant Still (here an except from The Bayou Legend) httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=A6Uv LNZ1JDU and the... 6:02 PM
  • Patrick Mack: Excellent review Mr. Yohalem and that libretto does seem a caution. Amazing that this man’s music is practically... 4:53 PM
  • Donna Anna: That was beautiful and my god, that high C was exquisitely floated. Given her acting chops, she’d make a formidable... 4:52 PM
  • Chimene: And your point in posting this??? 4:44 PM
  • Satisfied: Can you expound on that, Feld? The production that is. Happy to see that Harteros will get a live stream this season! 3:59 PM

Crabbecake

Born on this day in 1908 American swimmer and actor Buster Crabbe. Read more »

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.” Having already tweaked a number of details in his Ring production that did not create the desired effect in their first viewing, the Canadian Cagliostro is now in the process of restaging whole segments of the cycle for the Met’s 2012-13 presentation. A glimpse at the new look for the final scene of Die Walküre after the jump. Read more »

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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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