Cher Public

  • la vociaccia: I like when he puts his director hat on at the end and suggests setting the show in Tehran or Saudi Arabia. I somehow doubt... 11:24 AM
  • Cicciabella: It’s a very well-written review, whether you agree with his ideas or not. Also, he seems a little bit obsesssed with... 11:23 AM
  • DerLeiermann: I’m loving this review, lol. 11:08 AM
  • armerjacquino: ‘hitting the high note at the end of Act 1 that the great Licia Albanese often avoided’ Can I get a random? 11:01 AM
  • chicagoing: Wondering about the absence of any upcoming scheduled performances for tenor Guiseppe Filianoti on either Operabase or his... 10:58 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Goro (Vespa, ragno maledetto!) 10:51 AM
  • Ilka Saro: I see that Devia has not sung any roles at the Met since 1994. Apparently she sang a concert there in 2006, but otherwise... 10:47 AM
  • armerjacquino: … and Amara is WONDERFUL in it. Perfect mix of youthful timbre and vocal power, and so committed. The Mitropoulos... 10:10 AM

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]