Cher Public

  • coloraturafan: I don’t really understand why the title of this article implies that Maria Stuarda as a second rate opera? There... 9:28 PM
  • Krunoslav: .. but looks good enough to win this gig for HD. 9:27 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Yes Batty Acts III and IV are together but there is a hugely long pause with the lights down. Why is a mystery as Act IV... 9:26 PM
  • mrsjohnclaggart: It’s not that I’m a prude about sex acts though faking them in opera can be tricky (but then there was Chris... 9:25 PM
  • grimoaldo: I tried to watch the Met vids mrsjc but they wouldn’t play on my computer,at least at that moment. 9:21 PM
  • Krunoslav: In fact, I *do* have issues with crass insensitivity and daily-proferred ignorance. Glad to learn you judge singer thanks to... 9:20 PM
  • Batty Masetto: They did an intermission between I and II and there will be another between II and III but then it looks like they’re... 9:19 PM
  • aulus agerius: Lescaut is dreadful 9:18 PM

Give until it hurts

Sadly reduced to penury by music fans illegally downloading his music, the once-mighty Placido Domingo has resorted to whoring himself out to a recording industry organization whose noble purpose is to assure that sleazy A&R people continue to afford top-quality cocaine and hookers hard-working artists will receive just compensation for their work. Well, the legendary tenor has to keep busy after all, and apparently in the middle of worldwide recesssion nobody seems to think it’s a good idea to give him another opera company to run into the ground. [Bloomberg]