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Cher Public

  • Satisfied: “I’m shocked Jonas is canceling!” – said absolutely no one ever. 5:28 PM
  • kennedet: This is a perfect example of the wobble if anyone is confused. “Do not try this at... 5:08 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: JK’s, at times, affected, exaggerated, and pretentious sound is part of stardom:... 5:00 PM
  • aulus agerius: “The acting had a lot to it, appearing well thought out, not just stand-and-sing. But it... 4:55 PM
  • Krunoslav: Margaret Price was a great Mozartean and a wonderful Desdemona, Elisabetta di Valois and Amelia... 4:54 PM
  • EarlyRomantic: The Photoshop job deserves singular praise. It’s brilliant and so comical I can’t... 4:43 PM
  • moi: In the french Opera Magazine, many moons ago… Pavarotti remembered singing Radames with the two... 4:37 PM
  • eric: I agree with thirdlady regarding the voice. He was OK. Competent. But I don’t especially like the... 3:45 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Thanks Kruno – as always, Doria surprises. And in good Italian to boot. Not the top... 3:35 PM
  • luvtennis: To which Maggie replied – “so there’s ice cream?” 3:05 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]