Cher Public

  • armerjacquino: Whatever people may think of the rights and wrongs of this whole issue, I think we can applaud Clayton’s response: he... 6:27 AM
  • phoenix: Niel, your opinions do matter … both you & mjc wrote a fair & very generous criticism of a singer I can’t... 5:33 AM
  • mrsjohnclaggart: Thank you, Porgy. 3:45 AM
  • mrsjohnclaggart: Niel, I agree with you and find your observations about Rads tone very clear and persuasive. She is better than most... 3:44 AM
  • Ilka Saro: I happen to agree with Goerke here, the critic in question was body shaming the tenor. She called it what it is. Does the... 3:30 AM
  • Porgy Amor: Niel, she has, in fact, found Muti, or vice versa. I don’t know where these fell in relation to the clip above, but she... 3:14 AM
  • Niel Rishoi: This is startlingly good singing. One of the most difficult scenas ever, and she stays on top of it; you never get the sense... 2:36 AM
  • Lohenfal: Elektra is also on my schedule. Stemme sang exceptionally well in the Turandot broadcast, so I’m hoping for similar... 1:00 AM

Closet drama

“I have a confession to make about Britten’s opera Billy Budd: I don’t like it very much. I struggle with its listless pace; its largely flat characters; the way its libretto, by E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier, prefers telling us what people are thinking rather than showing it.” That’s your London correspondent Zachary Woolfe in the New York Times.