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Cher Public

  • Regina delle fate: He was slated to do his first Tannhäuser at Covent Garden, but pulled out on the grounds... 11:13 AM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: I have to say I absolutely love what i am hearing. she sounds very at home in puccini and... 11:13 AM
  • operaassport: Rock star? Talk about cringe inducing. They seem to have gone overboard on the hyperbole with... 11:13 AM
  • m. croche: Joan Baez isn’t much of a rocker, is she? 11:13 AM
  • m. croche: Wainwright can rock, at least gently. And he has a cult following among the alt-rock set. But his... 11:12 AM
  • operaassport: Hey Thumbs: I’ve got a finger for ya :) 11:09 AM
  • m. croche: L.A. is of course a wonderful composer and performer, and she did have a surprise hit about 30... 11:08 AM
  • operaassport: She underwhelmed as Maria Stuarda? She was amazing. Go get stuffed! 11:07 AM
  • Regina delle fate: Is Manuela Uhl related to Fritz Uhl? His daughter perhaps? 11:03 AM
  • sycorax: “With Tell out of the way, there’s room for another big Rossini in the 2017-2018 repertoire,... 10:58 AM

Incremental health

Says the Met press office (a propos of nothing much on a quiet Friday afternoon): “Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi will conduct the Met’s new production of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung which premieres January 27, 2012, and continues on January 31, February 3, 7, and 11 matinee. Luisi will also conduct the MET Orchestra concert at Carnegie Hall on January 15, featuring Renée Fleming as soloist. He replaces the Met’s Music Director, James Levine, who is continuing his rehabilitation after a fall last September that necessitated emergency back surgery.”