Cher Public

Evil twin

“Rely on the flamboyant German soprano Simone Kermes to steal scenes as La Jolie.” [New York Times]

Red letter day

The Cologne Opera Fledermaus, announced as a concert performance turned out to be a much livelier and funnier affair than expected. Thanks to the excellent direction of the singers, the beautiful costumes, an unusually sparkling ensemble composed of great local favorites, and star singers for the two lead roles, this was as joyful and exciting a performance as any fully staged version.   Read more »