Cher Public

Not since the Zodiac Killer…

death of operaMarlis Petersen, in her first shot at the role, is as complete a video Violetta as Rosanna Carteri, Marie McLaughlin or the young Angela Gheorghiu, and as riveting as Teresa Stratas or Anna Netrebko.” [Opera News]

Shelf destruction

The young Jill GomezA member of the cher public has an interesting offer:

“I have about 40 years’ worth of the British magazine Opera, most of them bound, which I would love to get rid of (no charge.) No library here is interested, but I thought some opera fanatic might want them. He or she would have to pick them up from my building [on the Upper West Side].”

If you are the fanatic in question, you may contact the declutterer at