Who else? Who else?

As we all agree, Robert Rattray is eminently qualified for his new position as the Met’s assistant general manager for artistic affairs…

on February 19, 2014 at 2:06 PM

UPDATE: And now the reactions to Act 2: “Villazon continued to struggle.  Pushed upper register and passaggio. High notes he seems to accomplish (or in some cases misses) by sheer will of force. Aside from a beautiful legato in the sextet, his voice is very worrisome.  Netrebko has bloomed in this act, acuti seemingly in…

on January 29, 2009 at 10:17 PM

As has happened at least once before, cher public, La Cieca went out on a limb and made a wrong prediction. Thank goodness in this case she only went with a blind item — so at least she hasn’t a whole egg on her face.

on January 12, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Texted from the Met a few minutes ago: During act 2 (still going on) a stage hand walked out in the middle of Tristan and Isolde’s first duet to move her yellow gown away from the torch and ensure it didn’t light! Meier and Seiffert just kept singing…

on December 12, 2008 at 11:05 PM

La Cieca’s old, old, old friend Sanford writes: 

on May 19, 2008 at 12:56 AM