Cher Public

  • armerjacquino: You do wonder why they have so much trouble with relatively simple sets. FYI, no set which includes a revolve, especially a... 8:16 PM
  • armerjacquino: A treat to read such an intelligent, detailed review of a work I’ll almost certainly never get to see live. Also... 8:09 PM
  • calaf47: The announcement is to be made at noon on February 17th. The turn-table malfunctioned after the very first scene. Angela walked... 7:38 PM
  • jd: Rodriguez did very well as the Count. Sang well and got a big ovation from the audience. Angela Meade was also excellent. Giordiani is... 7:23 PM
  • phoenix: speaking of chica-going, she of the big hair will be singing the Marschalling tonite – in a short while, actually –... 7:16 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I actually love La Rondine. The first time I saw it was at NYCO. I cried my eyes out. That’s been my response every time... 7:11 PM
  • JohninSeattle: Such wonderful insight, as always from Mr. I. I was struck by this: “She might have had more success attempting a... 6:18 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Not surprised. It isn’t exactly a mouth-watering cast. How was Rodriguez’s Di Luna? I’m impressed with his... 6:11 PM

O Engländer! Seid ihr nicht Toren…

As she herself points out, Zerbinetta is perhaps the first woman besides “the inimitable Heather MacDonald” to write a serious critique of Calixto Bieito‘s production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

Kaufmänner

“Taking the libretto’s description of ‘panther-like’ literally, Bacchus appears in a shiny leopard-print suit (well, close enough) and proceeds to creep up to Ariadne like a shy housecat.”  Veteran blogress Zerbinetta (pictured, left) was right there for the Salzburg Festival’s gala Ariadne auf Naxos and the two-tenor version of La boheme, and reviewed both productions for the website bachtrack.

Separated at UPC

A “Machine” that’s been dished and hung out to dry, and a “Magasin” you hang dishes on to dry. Thanks to Zerbinetta for noticing the striking similaries (not to mention that fact that the object that actually does something costs less than half the one that does nothing; a lesson for us all?) Read more »