Cher Public

  • La Cieca: Maybe you were at a different venue? 5:44 PM
  • oscar: As opposed to Herlitzius who has an evenly produced wobble from top to bottom. 5:44 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: That’s the trouble with Goerke though isn’t it. She gets to A above the stave and suddenly her hitherto very... 5:39 PM
  • gustave of montreal: Thanks for the Pfitzner, beautiful. 5:17 PM
  • Gualtier M: For one thing I felt that the Immolation Scene was the best thing all night. I was upstairs in the front balcony. The... 4:59 PM
  • JohnTwinam: Can’t wait for her master class at Glimmerglass! 4:55 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: And what was that? 4:34 PM
  • jrance: Hmmm…I guess this concert was also given in the parallel universe, for CC’s description of the singing doesn’t... 4:28 PM

Even smiling makes my face ache

Call it brio, joie de vivre, zest, élan vital, perhaps Lebenslust. You might even call it “fun.” But no matter what you call it, that’s not the mood Renée Fleming was in when she dropped in for lunch with Muse at Bloomberg.

Graeae lady

Bloomberg’s Zinta Lundborg, best known for sharing a single eye and a single tooth with Manuela Hoelterhoff, overlooked the opera on Wednesday night and instead reviewed the PR for Dark Sisters. When a man writes like this, we call it “bitchy,” so when a woman does it, can’t we call her “dickish?”   Read more »