Cher Public

  • kashania: Manou: Thank you for your review, which I read with interest. I’m glad you came back. It would’ve been... 12:44 PM
  • Batty Masetto: When I was at Oberlin, we did think of it as Midwest even though our cultural focus was more on New York than on Chicago... 12:38 PM
  • phoenix: Covington, KY – right across the river. It was a great airport years ago. - Now, for E- + those devout wikipedians amongst... 12:35 PM
  • Cicciabella: So Musetta is Mimi’s understudy. Who understudies Musetta? The mother of the child whining for toys in Act II? 12:02 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: First time I flew to Cinti, we landed in Kentucky! 11:59 AM
  • manou: http://www.roh.org .uk/people/ekateri na-bakanova 11:48 AM
  • Cicciabella: Yoncheva out of tonight’s ROH Traviata. Bakanova in. Who is Bakanova? 11:44 AM
  • phoenix: Thanks – glad you mentioned the lighting. - As for the chairs, they should be unmovable – operahouses must be fined... 11:42 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.