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never had to have a chaperone, no sir

Lord help the Mister who does fact-checking for the Times arts section! A correction published today thoroughly dispels all those rumors about  Lisa and Pauline, as seen in the Met’s current revival of The Queen of Spades. “They are friends, not sisters,” the correction helpfully informs us, and La Cieca will add that other than that one time in college, there is nothing else between them!

No correction has been offered so far for Anthony Tommasini‘s assertion that Ben Heppner’s parlous vocal condition on opening night was the result of “a cold.”  

6 comments

  • balabanov11 says:

    I’m assuming that Lisa wore the dress, while Pauline stayed home.

  • Lydia Language says:

    If Lisa wore that dress, it would have kept her afloat in the Neva.

    I didn’t go to PD on Monday because I have the cold that (I suppose) is going around, and I still have it, and Ben very well could have. I certainly wouldn’t want to sing Gherman in my present state of health. Or even the Countess. (And as you know, they can totter from their deathbeds and still do the Countess.)

    Ben sang a lovely Tristan after his operation last winter; I was rather looking forward to a new, improved, rather baritonal Heppner. No need to be catty about colds, dear. ‘Tis the season.

  • brian says:

    Ben sounded darn good on Saturday night.

  • Luna says:

    wonderful thonk))

  • Karina says:

    Good night, bloggers =)

  • Star says:

    what a nice story..