Cher Public

  • NPW-Paris: Exactly where I’ll hear Sweeney Todd this Sunday. 7:24 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I heard it in a hot tent in Brussels with noisy ventilators and jet planes overhead, on their way to land. 7:01 PM
  • Operngasse: I first saw Much Ado in the Joseph Papp 1972 production with Sam Waterston and Kathleen Widows. Updated to early 20th century... 6:55 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Ayayay… grateful. 6:34 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I heard him in Rigoletto in Paris and agree with you: I was greatful for his generosity and risk-taking. 6:32 PM
  • quibbleglib: I’ve only seen him live once — in the Met Boheme — but in my experience, Fabiano is praised here because... 6:30 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Some people may be tempted to quote Dr Johnson: “Sir, a woman’s preaching is like a dog’s walking on his hind... 6:22 PM
  • kashania: Agree completely re: Camarena, Florez, Bellini and Rossini. 6:22 PM

Across a crowded plaza

pauloRecently denasaled bass-baritone Paulo Szot returns to South Pacific at the Vivian Beaumont tomorrow. [Broadwayworld.com]

Guessing game

westbroeck_annaYou can stop all your wondering about who will play Anna Nicole Smith in the eponymous oeuvre by Mark-Anthony Turnage (The Silver Tassie) and Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer: the Opera), scheduled for a premiere at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden in February 2011. It’s Eva-Maria Westbroek, seen here in the (ahem) Titelpartie of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Read more »

Private dancer

filianoti_thumbHunkentenor Giuseppe Filianoti performs a little “risqué business” in this trailer for a new production of L’elisir d’amore that opened last night at the Bayerische Staatsoper.
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voi sapete quel che fa

According to BBC News, “Classical star” Katherine Jenkins hopes to “take up” Placido Domingo‘s “offer” to “train” her to be an “opera singer.” “Placido Domingo has offered to train me and I’ll probably go to his house when we both have the time free,” Jenkins explained. “He’s a very generous person and he’s always trying to encourage young singers. He thinks he can help me and give me advice and I’m always keen to learn. He’s a great person to learn from.”

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