Cher Public

  • La Cieca: there are many many wonderful singers out there today but Gelb and his directors are keeping them out. All right, name a dozen. 5:52 PM
  • StellaDelMarinar: Uh, check the annals, it was Caruso, Destinn, Nordica, Ponselle every night. Caruso sang THREE nights a week. Check the... 5:51 PM
  • StellaDelMarinar: Of the thousands of nights under Bing, Curtis Verna and Baum did not have runs of roles and revivals. They were cover... 5:43 PM
  • StellaDelMarinar: That you were not born then does not negate an excitement that singers created in “under rehearsedR... 5:12 PM
  • Betsy_Ann_Bobolink: YES, WE KNOW, AND WE DON’T GIVE A FUCK ! 5:09 PM
  • Betsy_Ann_Bobolink: How long does this have to go on before it becomes really really really tiresome. 5:07 PM
  • Betsy_Ann_Bobolink: Florida Grove Orange Juice (ya know) 5:06 PM
  • Betsy_Ann_Bobolink: Wilson Frickett (ya know) 5:05 PM

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.”