Sweet and low: Orlinski’s Orfeo Sweet and low: Orlinski’s Orfeo

My impression was of a very fine singer performing a role that was slightly too large for him.

on September 23, 2022 at 5:11 PM
We are all enfants de la Patrie We are all enfants de la Patrie

La Cieca hears that the Metropolitan Opera will perform “La Marseillaise” before this afternoon’s performance of Tosca.

on November 14, 2015 at 12:01 PM
Il existe une cité au séjour enchanté Il existe une cité au séjour enchanté

Always look for the helpers.

on November 14, 2015 at 12:52 AM
Étoile Étoile

Olga Peretyatko has officially left the chorus.

on December 16, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Capitol gains Capitol gains

Clemency tends to get a bad rap these days, as polities demand swift action by leaders whose mandates to govern are violently threatened by “terrorists.”

on December 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM
The coast of Bohemia The coast of Bohemia

What would you do if I asked you to take a old, faded version of Puccini’s score for La Bohème and fill in the unreadable parts with a mélange of disco, kabarett, and Alban Berg?

on December 01, 2014 at 11:40 AM
Oh ciel! Che intendo! Oh ciel! Che intendo!

Heaven temporarily relocated to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Sunday evening for a concert performance of Rossini’s revered but rarely heard Semiramide.

on November 25, 2014 at 11:05 AM
All mysteries All mysteries

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith… I am nothing.”

on November 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Golden apple Golden apple

Paris can be a lot to handle, but this week it was a lot to Handel.

on November 16, 2014 at 2:45 PM
No place like Rome No place like Rome

“There it is! The Castel Sant’ Angelo!”

on November 12, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Fox and friends Fox and friends

Cecilia Bartoli, the revered, ebullient, and unique mezzo-soprano, does not like to fly in airplanes. Yet she managed to journey to St. Petersburg, Russia.

on November 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Ottoman and woman Ottoman and woman

“With radiant looks, we shall depart this world,” sing Konstanze and Belmonte near the end of Mozart’s exotic yet charming opera Singspiel Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

on November 01, 2014 at 7:22 AM
Bach to Bach Bach to Bach

Three nights, three concert halls, and three incredibly diverse programmes.

on October 16, 2014 at 2:29 PM
The lady’s a star The lady’s a star

I just arrived back from Stella di Napoli’s.

on September 27, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Having completed her season of Giulio Cesare in Paris, Natalie Dessay next takes on Lucia di Lammermoor in New York. A glimpse of the soprano’s Handelian chops and perhaps a hint of her current vocal estate, after the jump.

on February 15, 2011 at 1:15 PM

UPDATE: Dessay has “just now” confirmed she will go on for tonight’s performance, which begins in about 15 minutes.

on January 25, 2010 at 1:15 PM