Cher Public

  • Lohengrin: There is a DVD/Blueray with the original cast Stemme + Kaufmann. 2:08 AM
  • Sanford: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=dgxF eL5wDvU 11:52 PM
  • LT: I would think very carefully before I put on that button. Enjoy this movie. It won’t be available for much longer so make sure... 11:03 PM
  • mirywi: Susan Dunn is fab here. I was waiting for the cadenza that goes down to the F below middle C (I think it’s F) but better... 10:27 PM
  • Ingrid Delaria: I admit it, I just LOVE this opera. I was fortunate to be working in Orange County, CA when LA Opera needed rehearsal... 10:25 PM
  • Krunoslav: “I have always wondered about Minnie and Ramerrez/Johnson and how they made out in the end. ” Camille– and... 10:11 PM
  • Ingrid Delaria: I remember Niska’s Salome well from the first row in the orchestra (student splurge…) – my first one, so... 9:33 PM
  • Camille: Oops. Too absorbed to notice my own BOLDNESS.! Sigh. I always make boo-boos. Sorry. 8:58 PM

Hurling

It shouldn’t take you but a moment to find the great huge clunking error of fact in this Vanity Fair profile of Joyce DiDonato. And that publication is usually at its best when discussing dead rich people!

United we…?

backstageWe’ve all had a rough time in the last few years; but cultural institutions have had it worse than they could have possibly imagined. With a business model that relies entirely on private donations to achieve fiscal viability, the challenge to make ends meet has never been greater.  Read more »

La Cieca’s favorite couple of sentences from that Vanity Fair piece, and why

vanity_gelbVolpe, who is 69, wants to set the record straight, now that Peter Gelb is being held up as the architect of a new, dynamic Met: with enough money, he too could have been creative. ‘Peter spends money in ways I never could,’ Volpe told me. ‘If I had Mercedes Bass and I could have spent money upon money in those days, it would have been a lot different. But I couldn’t. You know, I couldn’t’.” Read more »