Cher Public

  • Feldmarschallin: I hope you have tickets for the superb Herheim Hoffmann’s Erzählungen with Volle in Straps. 1:42 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Herlitzius was just announced to sing the one Festspiel Ortrud next summer here instead of Petra Lang. Very much looking... 1:37 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: BV: Sorry, but I received no e-mail from you (as of 19:33 CET). I tested the address as given on this... 1:36 PM
  • chicagoing: Patricia Racette has sung both Madame Lidoine and Cio-Cio-San at LOC and the Met. 1:13 PM
  • chicagoing: Patricia Racette has sung both Madame Lidoine and Cio-Cio-San at LOC and the Met. 1:13 PM
  • Buster: Maybe the ROH will finally take notice now, and hire Herlitzius before it is too late: http://www.theguar dian.com/music/... 1:03 PM
  • Baltsamic Vinaigrette: Deal, Camille! JML, you have now been emailed and should have received photos of me and of my travelling... 12:51 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: I have decided last minute to go to Salzburg tomorrow for Die Eroberung von Mexiko. Anyone else there? 12:49 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 »