Cher Public

  • Porgy Amor: I have missed you here! So perhaps Carmen is Bieito on best behavior. That has long been its rep. If someone who would get all... 4:44 PM
  • grimoaldo: I saw LE Gray do all sorts of roles with ENO way,way back in the day, including Micaela in Carmen, in a production that had... 4:40 PM
  • grimoaldo: “I had the phrase “ornamental free-form sodomy” all cocked and ready to go for this review but didn’t get to pull it out... 4:35 PM
  • BB: The trouble is the singer chosen not the language. Heinrich Schlusnus can make you believe that German IS the original.... 4:32 PM
  • armerjacquino: Nobody writes better than the Freed. 2:50 PM
  • mountmccabe: Great review! I agree with pretty much everything. One note, that was the revival director, Joan Anton Rechi (the revival... 2:22 PM
  • redbear: And old story from Oscar Levant. In the LA post-war period, Harpo Marx asked him to invite people to parties at his house. At... 2:16 PM
  • La Cieca: “OH IT IS ON!” 1:20 PM

O Caftan! My Caftan!

Unconcealed by the voluminous folds of this Jessyesqe muumuu is queen-sized talent Jeffery Roberson (also known as Varla Jean Merman), who will make his New York opera debut later this week, in, modestly enough, The Medium, everyone’s favorite supernatural Menotti Broadway slasher opera. Details for this event— which might have been genetically engineered to appeal to the mind of the average parterrian—follow the jump.   Read more »