“In these few minutes we are given a précis of Leontyne Price as an artist.”
“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 the hundreds of opera performances Our Own JJ (not pictured) attended in the 2010s he narrows it down to the ten most glittering highlights.
After more than 35 years, I think I’ve finally figured out what’s wrong with the Metropolitan Opera’s perennial production of Puccini’s La Bohème.
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“Her showboating performance on October 29, while certainly not lacking in spectacular moments, came as a sad disappointment after her ‘gripping and insightful’ Norma last season.”
Our Own JJ catches up with the tail end of the Met season.
“Roberto Alagna has found his most congenial and emotionally moving role yet: Cyrano de Bergerac.”
“Tatiana has developed into one of Netrebko’s very best roles.”
“She not only sang the difficult leading role, she also directed the opera.”
Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now presented new works in which women were variously gang-raped, eviscerated and executed by firing squad.
“A case of histronic personality disorder a deux.”
“We want to figure out how to create a nationwide change in how people think opera can be done. \“
“Just as every downtown shopping street in every major American city now features the same familiar retailers’ names, New York City Opera has no particular artistic identity different from, say, Opera Carolina.”
La Cieca (pictured) asks, what are your eight (or even 10) can’t-miss opera events for the fall?
Anna Netrebko and Latonia Moore (pictured) rekindle “The Grand Opera Buzz.”