Cher Public

  • La Cieca: Maybe you were at a different venue? 5:44 PM
  • oscar: As opposed to Herlitzius who has an evenly produced wobble from top to bottom. 5:44 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: That’s the trouble with Goerke though isn’t it. She gets to A above the stave and suddenly her hitherto very... 5:39 PM
  • gustave of montreal: Thanks for the Pfitzner, beautiful. 5:17 PM
  • Gualtier M: For one thing I felt that the Immolation Scene was the best thing all night. I was upstairs in the front balcony. The... 4:59 PM
  • JohnTwinam: Can’t wait for her master class at Glimmerglass! 4:55 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: And what was that? 4:34 PM
  • jrance: Hmmm…I guess this concert was also given in the parallel universe, for CC’s description of the singing doesn’t... 4:28 PM

The sun also rises

If you’re the sort who prefers his diva to be an unapproachable sphinx prone to infuriating cancellations while radiating ennui, I suspect that the sunny, hard-working, grateful persona of American mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato will not appeal to you at all. Yet she is surely one of today’s top divas as witnessed at Carnegie Hall Sunday afternoon at the rapturously received final stop of her recent concert tour celebrating the release of her latest CD on Virgin Classics, the wittily named Drama Queens.   Read more »