Cher Public

  • Sanford: One of my favorite people, Nicholas Tamagna, a fine countertenor, sang Akhnaten recently in Australia. I wish it had been... 3:31 PM
  • chicagoing: I clicked on the Chicago Classical Review site just now and found an entry posted on Saturday entitled, Chicago Fringe Opera... 3:30 PM
  • guy pacifica: Another very stage-worthy Glass opera is Orphée, one of his “chamber operas” that can be easily mounted with... 3:17 PM
  • armerjacquino: Welsh or Washington? (can’t click on the YT as the shared wifi here blocks it) 3:16 PM
  • Dawn Fatale: Interesting point about Copland and Glass being ‘French̵ 7; composers. I think a lot of this has to do with the... 3:13 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Of course, all of us regular opera-goers have cast-iron buttocks after so many Rings and Parsifals and Tristans… 2:54 PM
  • Krunoslav: Hunter’s WNO Turandot in 1979: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=1sAT inor1ZI Tinsley also sang the role there. But I... 2:42 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I had less foresight but I’m used to dining after the opera, i.e. late. 2:26 PM

C’est la guerre, mais ce n’est pas magnifique

“If war is hell, then Soldier Songs should rank somewhere around ‘purgatory.’ David T. Little’s hourlong opera, which made its NYC debut Sunday, takes a serious and exciting idea—the experiences of ordinary soldiers before, during and after combat—and reduces it to a mishmash of verbal and musical clichés.” [New York Post]