Cher Public

  • Olivero is my Drug of Choice: Who was the child(?) in white who came in at the very end and signaled Chrysothemis to stay where she is? 1:10 PM
  • 98rsd: I was there last night. Bliss was wonderful. Ich baue ganz, usually a trial, was effortless and sweet. I started out liking the... 1:07 PM
  • PCally: I was there, having been told to go when Bliss was singing, and I wholeheartedly agree. He was just smashing and his phrasing and... 12:53 PM
  • phoenix: bronzino, I agree with much of what you say. But sometimes even when a singer makes a vocal mess of their role, for some... 12:50 PM
  • La Cieca: Use of the royal we (especially in the context of pontificating about “standards&# 8221;) is a short path to moderation.... 12:15 PM
  • phoenix: and what suggestions can I make for those of us who don’t care for nor have the time for gross establishment social media... 12:13 PM
  • Krunoslav: Don’t know if anyone else went to ENTFUEHRUNG last night, but I did and Ben Bliss, a scheduled step-in, sang a lovely... 12:07 PM
  • Lady Abbado: Salgo già del trono aurato httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=rMbh oCPIeQI 12:07 PM

Between the conception and the creation between the emotion and the response

So finally we can see what the Robert Lepage Ring would have looked like if only the Machine hadn’t been totally fucked. Read more »

Zurück vom “Ring!”

Peter Gelb says the Ring will definitely not return, as originally planned, in 2017, and where has La Cieca heard that before? [New York Times]

Plank your lucky stars

You Wagnerians out there (and you know who you are!) who are so busily either enjoying this season’s Ring cycle (or, perhaps, not so much) maybe be fascinated and/or appalled to hear that the next scheduled appearance of the Met’s production has been canceled, as irrevocably as these things can ever be. What we know, after the jump. Read more »

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Avec la participation exceptionnelle de La Machine

La Cieca is always delighted when Met stars “cross over” into more popular genres of entertainment.

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A series of ones and zeroes

“I’m analytical, not wild,” Ms. Garanca told an interviewer in 2009.

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Sun rises in east as dog bites man

A member of the cher public who braved this afternoon’s performance of Das Rheingold at the Met reports that the Machine jammed halfway through the transition between scenes two and three.

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Requiem for a dream

Last night, La Cieca finally got around to watching that documentary about the rocky road to the new Ring at the Met, and she has a thought or two about this whole brouhaha.

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Twilight time

And finally, we come to the last night of our Ring-watching experience, cher public.

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Kid stuff

Ring mania continues tonight at 9 pm with Siegfried on PBS.

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Twins

Sibling revelry

Welcome, cher public, to the second night of the week’s Wagnerama.

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