Cher Public

  • antikitschychick: P.S. happy birthday Joyce! 6:34 PM
  • antikitschychick: It seems parterre crashed this afternoon shortly after the Trovatore brodcast ended and I haven’t been able to... 6:32 PM
  • Porgy Amor: There’s a new Michael Cooper piece up on the Levine situation. 48x 3:55 PM
  • liza: Strong conclusion. And an enthusiastic audience. 3:54 PM
  • perfidia: Well, Verdi wanted to call the opera “La Zingara.” 3:53 PM
  • armerjacquino: I have a recording of Dalis as Azucena where she definitely sings ‘Deh, rallentate’ in chest. Well, I say... 3:52 PM
  • antikitschychick: OMG who is this Luis from Havana, Cuba?? :-P 3:52 PM
  • antikitschychick: Brava Dolora. Tepid applause. 3:51 PM

One night only, one night only, there’s nothing more to say

The Art House in Provincetown, MA, headed by Mark Cortale, will present Metropolitan Opera Star Deborah Voigt in ‘Voigt Lessons’ created by Terrence McNally, Francesca Zambello and Deborah Voigt, for one night only on August 2 at 6:30 PM.

The recursion of kitsch

Like the double or triple negative (where theoretically pairs of “nots” cancel each other out, but in practice you can’t be so sure) this tidbit of news La Cieca just read has her confused and uncertain. It seems that at a recital in Tulsa last night, Dame Kiri te Kanawa sang as an encore a Jake Heggie setting of Maria Callas‘s final monologue from Terrence McNally‘s Master Class. You know, the one that McNally didn’t actually write but rather collated from some random remarks Callas made in an entirely different emotional context. Read more »