Cher Public

Town of nets

The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, broadcast live from Aix-en-Provence, begins at 2:00 PM.

“Madame is the greatest star of them all”

“What happens when that music no longer comes easily, or when the public’s attention shifts elsewhere? These are questions for any great singer, including Ms. Malfitano, now in her 70s and her days as a reigning Tosca behind her. So here she is, a fictionalized version of herself, relishing the glories of the past yet also tortured by neuroses that recall Maria Callas and Norma Desmond, with the fiercely widened eyes to match,” writes the ineffable Josh Barone in the New York Times. (Photo: Jean Louis Fernandez)