Cher Public

  • Will: I was at the MET the night of the infamous Trovatore premiere — the cross-shaped “gangplank&# 8221; came swinging down... 6:07 PM
  • Batty Masetto: My late ex, who was a native, had serious objections to Fermanagh. 5:59 PM
  • m. croche: Yes, Wagner helped with the campaign to “repatriate& #8221; Weber’s remains. He was probably in on it. Wake up,... 5:43 PM
  • armerjacquino: I remember reading something about having to leave the country to avoid being sued. Yikes. Although if that’s not... 5:42 PM
  • kashania: I still remember the broadcast of Schicoff’s La Juive from the Met. I didn’t hear the whole thing but he certainly... 5:37 PM
  • warmke: Fermata. Fucking auto correct. 5:25 PM
  • warmke: http://www.nytimes .com/1997/03/12/ar ts/tenor-is-back-a t-the-met-after-a- rewarding-if-rocky -exile.html It’s difficult to... 5:25 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Niel Shicoff left the United States permanently in the middle of a divorce battle in order to avoid paying child support. 5:23 PM

Sweet bird

Anna Moffo made some of the most entrancing records ever. Their appeal is to “voice fanciers.” (I understand. We’re a despised group.) But Moffo’s best work renders us helpless.  Read more »

True verismo

Jonas Kaufmann‘s Puccini album (the new one on Sony, not the repackaged one on Decca) is being previewed by NPR. You can listen to it here on parterre, right after the jump.   Read more »

The world of tomorrow

“Sony Classical is proud to announce the signing of an exclusive recording contract with Plácido Domingo. This new agreement brings the legendary singer back to the company where his unparalleled recording career started in the late 1960s. Sony Classical’s catalog boasts many of his milestone recordings, and the renewed collaboration between Mr. Domingo and the label promises to explore new repertoire areas and showcase fascinating new aspects of this great artist.” [via Slipped Disc]