Cher Public

  • nachEule: DCF I agree, and would add that the “continual Nessun Dorma moments” are probably intended as a hook for snaring... 2:08 PM
  • Gualtier M: AM you are always welcome here and your input is both informative and appropriate. BTW: that Cosme McMoon/Schwarze... 1:59 PM
  • La Cieca: I’ve seen that Ernani and your friend was right. There is no difference between the live version and a 30 year old YouTube... 1:54 PM
  • The Poet Lenski: OK…but that doesn’t cultivate a new audience, which is what is really needed. 1:48 PM
  • fletcher: I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m a huge fan of LA Opera’s 30/30/30 promotion, where they release thirty... 1:38 PM
  • JohninSeattle: The Subscription (and single ticket model) that sustained all arts organizations from time of the emergence of the National... 1:31 PM
  • JohninSeattle: (hangs head in shame…) I like Gluck. A LOT. 1:24 PM
  • JohninSeattle: I recall a line from THE SIMPSONS: There is no greater force than senior citizen holding a discount coupon. Go get those... 1:23 PM

The singing dead

“Somehow with opera, just as with theatre, it turns out that the monster’s head still hasn’t been cut off. Or else, like any monster worthy of the name, it keeps finding ways to rise from the grave.” Occasional friend of the box Joseph Cermatori offers an obituary of sorts for opera in New York in 2011-2012 in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art.