Turn and face the strange Turn and face the strange

How appropriate that the Met should present this supposedly “Jewish” opera after many in the audience had just spent twelve days immersed in the genuine article over the High Holy Days.

on October 02, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Now, don’t you go thinking that Peter Gelb doesn’t listen to his public, which intersects quite steeply, of course, with the cher public.  For instance, just the other day La Cieca and a couple of others were lamenting that opera has lost some of it mad silly gay folie lately. Lo and behold, today it…

on September 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

They are actually doing this, my dears, and with that cast! And it’s staged! Any cher pube in the environs of Liège next June is begged, entreated, and cajoled to give us a fuller report! 

on April 26, 2010 at 4:31 PM