“In these few minutes we are given a précis of Leontyne Price as an artist.”
“While Renée Fleming performed without an audience, DG Stage offered Puccini’s beloved melodrama Tosca before an outdoor crowd in Naples.”
“The shimmery, creamy voice of the ‘undiva,’ as she is known, is ingrained in America’s cultural memory, at both sad and happy moments.”
“I have almost forgotten what it felt like to sit in a velvet seat at the Met, surrounded by people coughing.”
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Christie’s is auctioning nearly 300 scores once owned by Maria Callas…
“The worst public in the opera are these obsessed gays. . . . All these rich guys with nothing to do in their life, just following Anna Netrebko or Jonas Kaufmann on all continents. This is not a real audience for me.”
As revealed in a complete recording which appeared this morning, Anna Netrebko was in fine form in Naples at the anteprima of Tosca at the Piazza del Plebiscito.
I feel like Jonas Kaufmann is trying to tell us something.
“Dying in the third act is much more intense, as the sickness has the same symptoms as COVID-19, so suffocation, pain, agony, fever—all this must be present and real.”
Of 511 epidemiologists polled, about two thirds expect that it will be more than one year from now before they expect to “attend a sporting event, concert or play.”
What options are there for the Met and the other performing arts organizations trying to envision restarting performances in the fall?
A scene from Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Michael Fabiano, which may or may not be seen soon at L’Opéra national de Paris.
The Royal Opera House demonstrates it is “proud to have the values of inclusivity, internationalism and openness at its heart” …
Happy Public Domain Day!