Cher Public

  • Leonora di Vargas: Brava, Netrebko. She understands, or the people who work with her understand, what we love about opera, even if... 1:38 PM
  • irontongue: Anna as Charlise Theron. 1:34 PM
  • kashania: Oh wow, this isn’t La Cieca’s fanciful version? LOL Rather fab. 1:25 PM
  • dai: …sugar… ;? 1:18 PM
  • dai: Krunoslav – I have only two memories. In the late 60s or early 70s sugar I saw Boris Godunov in Cardiff with Forbes Robinson as... 1:17 PM
  • Ilka Saro: Brava, Cieca! Su profetessa! Mont’il treppie! 1:14 PM
  • La Cieca: When Martin Charnin was fired (at Ullmann’s behest) as director of this musical, he said in a press statement, “I no... 1:07 PM
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Sticks and stones

Here’s a story in which practically nobody in authority comes off well. Daniel Harding conducts a concert at La Scala that includes a selection from Tristan und Isolde, about which the Corriere della Sera‘s venerable critic Paolo Isotta snipes “Harding’s conducting was so soft it made you think he wanted to back the unfounded theory that Wagner was homosexual.” So then La Scala’s GM Stéphane Lissner kicks Isotta off the press list for the company: he can still review Scala events but will have to pay for his own ticket. [The Telegraph]