Cher Public

  • tatiana: I don’t usually set a lot of store by Tommasini, but his questioning of the update to the 1940s reminded me of a recent... 10:08 AM
  • Silver: Ah, if only production people would listen to the music. The score for LESCAUT is luscious. This production is awful. No singer... 10:06 AM
  • Krunoslav: This is shameful. The Newspaper of Record! “As Manon, the soprano Kristine Opolais sounded as glamorous as she... 10:05 AM
  • Krunoslav: ““She represents a new style of performer,” she said. “Which is the total performer. ” Just without a high-quality... 9:57 AM
  • marshiemarkII: Tommasini: http://www.nytimes .com/2016/02/15/ar ts/music/manon-les caut-roberto-alagn a-kristine-opolais .html?_r=0 9:54 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Bad news for all eels : “… every mountain an’ eel made low”. 9:52 AM
  • marshiemarkII: And darling Milady, how did the Sei tu che piangi sound on the radio? In the rehearsal it was simply stunning, but... 9:47 AM
  • marshiemarkII: Very interesting article on Opolais, does anyone know what that “dark past” is?!?!?!?!?!!? https://www.was... 9:42 AM

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 »