Cher Public

  • Milady DeWinter: The new Barnes is, imo, very beautiful and happily just down the street from me. The Parkway looks more Champs Elysees... 10:40 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: The Maskenball Amelia is one of the heaviest of the Verdi roles. She is a lyric soprano and not even a big lyric.... 10:25 AM
  • la vociaccia: Should have said *slightly* more creditable; this reviewer is still quite clumsy describing the singing. But it is a... 10:24 AM
  • la vociaccia: Here’s a (more) creditable source reviewing the Traviata on http://www.philly. com/philly/ente... 10:22 AM
  • NPW-Paris: 600 euros for a secondhand dress… 10:12 AM
  • Lady Abbado: I love her Morro…maybe at least a studio recording of Un ballo… httpv://www.youtub xTBgSlI 10:12 AM
  • Porgy Amor: the Renée Fleming Rusalka (with the whole final scene fixed, including Renée’s wig mishap and poor Piotr’s missed high C)... 10:08 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well when she sang Traviata here she hated the dress so Bachler told her to look through the Fundus to find something she... 9:58 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]