Cher Public

  • kashania: phoenix: Are you talking about Gheorghiu or Netrebko. BTW, I think Netrebko’s acting skills are overstated. She’s... 1:20 PM
  • kashania: Gelb’s big conundrum is that he has Netrebko’s calendar free for the 2017-18 opening night and wants her to open the... 1:01 PM
  • phoenix: you know Baba, that’s what I thought watching her videos over the years – but not seeing her in person I reasoned... 11:58 AM
  • The Poet Lenski: Not a new change; it was announced by the company in a press release dated March 9: “Mezzo-sopra no Kate Aldrich... 11:35 AM
  • chicagoing: I regretted not being able to schedule a Jenufa performance, along with the Don Carlo, in San Francisco this June, however an... 11:34 AM
  • Ruby: Christopher: I read your wonderful review after I went to the performance April 27 and thought I myself had an off night since I... 10:55 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: Work it, girl. 10:53 AM
  • aulus agerius: I just noticed that the lead role in the San Diego Great Scott which opens a week from tomorrow has been changed from... 10:31 AM

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]