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Filed Under:Arts
Posts on Regator:3236
Posts / Week:13.9
Archived Since:February 15, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Campus radical

10 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

"Mr. Burden did his best to wrestle with what looked like a disused Dale Chihuly chandelier, but..."

Tall in the saddle

21 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

I put together a video just for a bit of fun today, looking at the standard "warhorse" operas that opera companies tend to throw at us year after year, and offering some alternative operas that could be offered in their place.

And another thing

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

The MET Orchestra musicians who, we are assured, 'love the Metropolitan Opera and want it to succeed" have revised their PPT deck to identify what they claim is an additional $1.2 million in cost savings to the company...

Hosenschlange

2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Die langen schwarzen Haare nach hinten gegelt, in schwarzer Hose und Hemd und Schlangenmustermantel zeigt er bodygebuildete Muskeln, die gut und gerne darauf schließen lassen, dass er auch Ähnliches in der Hose haben könnte.

Rough trade and regie

2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Meet Tobias Kratzer (left) who is scheduled to direct Tannhäuser for Bayreuth in 2019.

Tomb raider

2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Despite the continued popularity of Der Freischütz in German-speaking countries, are the magical mature operas of Carl Maria von Weber otherwise really so problematic, their libretti so unwieldy to explain their continued absence from the world’s stages?

Calpesta il mio cadavere!

2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

This week, Our Own Jungfer Marianne Leizmetzerin turns her vigilant ears to the recent past to take in a performance of Il trovatore featuring Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo.

Dog days

3 days agoArts : Parterre Box

As the clock continues to tick on the Met's impending labor crisis, La Cieca is sure the cher public will have plenty to say about off-topic and general interest subjects.

Fun with graphs

5 days agoArts : Parterre Box

La Cieca has come into an interesting presentation, with fonts and everything, from Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, outlining their solution for the current financial crisis at the Metropolitan Opera.

Fairy tale

5 days agoArts : Parterre Box

"Conduct Salome and Elektra as if they were by Mendelssohn: Fairy music." Seriously, how often has that happened?

Monster ball

6 days agoArts : Parterre Box

I have banged on and on about doing an "Abscheulicher" quiz for years.

Barn yesterday

6 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Christine Goerke is the Prima Donna in this scene from Francesca Zambello's Glimmerglass production of Ariadne auf Upstate New York, and Did I Mention That the Komponist is a Dyke?

Séance on a partly cloudy afternoon

6 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Your conduit to the spririt world, La Cieca, isn't feeling quite as clairvoyante as usual today, cher public, so she's going to ask your help in predicting what will happen in the Met's current labor negotiations.

The battle is on

last weekArts : Parterre Box

"The labor strife at the Metropolitan Opera took on a new urgency Wednesday, when the company’s general manager, Peter Gelb, sent its orchestra, chorus, stagehands and other workers letters warning them to prepare for a lockout if no contract deal is reached by next week."

The man behind the curtain

last weekArts : Parterre Box

"The labor strife at the Metropolitan Opera took on a new urgency Wednesday, when the company’s general manager, Peter Gelb, sent its orchestra, chorus, stagehands and other workers letters warning them to prepare for a lockout if no contract deal is reached by next week."

You’ll get no argument from me

last weekArts : Parterre Box

“Renee Fleming appears to be having as much fun as the audience with her send-up of a fragile opera diva.” [Troy Record]

Play your hunch

last weekArts : Parterre Box

Bel Canto at Caramoor is something that I’ve always wanted to attend but never have because … well because frankly I’m just too lazy during the summers, and I’m also a big baby about outdoor performances.

The curse of drink

last weekArts : Parterre Box

Two operas both alike in dignity, set in dimly lit Renaissance towns ruled by seething, conspiratorial courts.

Funspielhaus

last weekArts : Parterre Box

Our Own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin gets all giddy and girlish as she salutes the opening of the 103rd Bayreuth Festival this week.

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