Cher Public

  • 98rsd: Anderson did Cleopatra at City Opera, alternating with Rolandi. Much preferred Rolandi. 4:29 AM
  • Camille: I MUST post THIS—as it has finally appeared on youtube—! httpv://youtube.co m/watch?v=yxPkweUO 5EI As a two year old, I was... 2:33 AM
  • joggerboy: Can you recommend a good recording of FROSCH? I’ve never been able to get into it. 2:13 AM
  • Camille: Just very recently I was looking up something about Anna Moffo and happened to notice this Sweethearts appearance was marked... 2:03 AM
  • Camille: What’s BOLSHOI for neuterED, then? Russian is just too damn much work! It’s more work than German, even! 1:50 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Then you can cut her some slack as it was seven years after her last Met performances. Both she and Merrill... 1:38 AM
  • Camille: Jungfer–sorr y, but I have been out all day and I have to tell you— -I have no idea how we got to view it –Monsieur... 1:26 AM
  • Sanford: You know, no one worships Moffo more than I do but that wasn’t her finest hour. 12:40 AM

The singing dead

“Somehow with opera, just as with theatre, it turns out that the monster’s head still hasn’t been cut off. Or else, like any monster worthy of the name, it keeps finding ways to rise from the grave.” Occasional friend of the box Joseph Cermatori offers an obituary of sorts for opera in New York in 2011-2012 in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art.