Cher Public

Broadcast: Marnie

The Metropolitan Opera premiere of Nico Muhly‘s Marnie graces tonight’s free streaming broadcast beginning at 7:55 PM, and as usual parterre box is happy to serve as the cher public’s psychiatrist to hear discussion and comments.  Read more »

“I am the girl with golden hair”

At last weekend’s Opus Klassik Awards, Diana Damrau sings ABBA (with Juan Diego Flòrez among the backup artists.) Read more »

Best in snow

With the orchestra strike happily settled, Lyric Opera of Chicago resumed its season on Wednesday evening with the new-to-Chicago production of Puccini’s perennial audience pleaser La bohème.  It was a spectacularly sung, dramatically riveting evening surrounded by a production by Richard Jones that only really worked for one of the opera’s four acts.  Read more »

The big valet

On this day in 1994 baritone Bryn Terfel made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Figaro. 

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Back in black

He returned. He sang. He didn’t get hanged. 

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Coming out

Beautiful singing, thoughtful staging, lovely melodies… a perfect escape from daily life.

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The intimate perfection of her feminine allurements

“Trove Thursday” presents Karl Goldmark’s Die Königin von Saba in a broadcast with Anja Silja, Sabine Hass, Siegfried Jerusalem and Wolfgang Brendel conducted by Julius Rudel.

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“Nature can make me cry faster than anything”

Born on this day in 1898 actress and singer Lotte Lenya. 

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