Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2018: Adriana Lima's Final Walk and More

Because no Christmas story would be complete without a few angels — clad in bedazzled lingerie, as it was written — ABC on Sunday brought us the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, yet another traditional display of casual wear for the everyday woman. Taped in November at New York City’s Pier 94, this year’s show […]

Opera reviews: Adriana Lecouvreur, Rigoletto and The Kaufmann Residency

PH Celea’s Adriana Lecouvreur by the Royal Opera The twists of the plot involve intercepted letters, a house with a secret room,  and a “red herring” character who is mentioned frequently but never appears.  The poisoned bunch of violets that finally snuffs out the heroine is sheer over the top Agatha Christie.   Perched between […]

Opera review: Adriana Lecouvreur at the Royal Opera House

In Italy he was reasonably highly regarded, but he made little impact in the rest of the world and was soon forgotten. Two soprano arias from his best opera, Adriana Lecouvreur, have remained in the concert repertoire, but performances of the whole opera became a rarity. It was seen at Covent Garden in 1906, then […]