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  • marshiemarkII: So nice to see you MrsJC!, hope you stick around for a while. 1:54 PM
  • Gualtier M: I really am worried about Meine Lieber Jonas’ frequent bouts of ill health and history of... 1:52 PM
  • quibbleglib: Well, too bad for the New Yorkers who purchased tickets for Wednesday night — though... 1:36 PM
  • Satisfied: No refunds but you can exchange your tickets for a different performance of this or another... 1:34 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Yeah, casts are always subject to change in the fine print. 1:32 PM
  • kashania: All opera companies state that casting is subject to change. A recital (or concert program that is... 1:31 PM
  • moi: Usually the policy would be, that Lee gets to sing for a packed house… A concert performance gives... 1:28 PM
  • quibbleglib: What is the Met’s policy on refunds in a case like this? 1:22 PM
  • kashania: Argh, “her” in the above post is referring to Garanca. 1:13 PM
  • kashania: With the exception of Rachvelishvilli, I have not heard any of the mezzos under discussion here... 1:12 PM

The sweet smell of success

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17 comments

  • phoenix says:

    oh good heavens, who was it? It was a Boheme last nite, i think. Such a proprietously considerate gesture… was it accompanied by the appropo expression alluding to the “answer” … so the audience could at least imagine the ecstasy of inhaling the fragrance of one’s own body odours. This most important aspect of operatic art further justifies Smell-O-Vision being installed at these HD opera broadcast theaters!

  • Gualtier M says:

    Okay -- whose pits would you rather sniff? Grigolo or Garanca?

  • This is an gesture best kept to A Fish Called Wanda.

  • Loge says:

    Well, if it is Boheme it is set in France. You can insert your own stereotype.

  • vendorune says:

    I believe this was a Carmen topic, not Boheme.

    I personally understand people who find the smell of sweat attractive, regardless of gender or orientation.

    • Loge says:

      The original post was on Saturday morning. It refers to the opera the night before which was Boheme.

  • vendorune says:

    err… DON’T understand that was supposed to say. ^^

  • pasavant says:

    This has to be Gergiev. Several years ago I attended his Otello at the Met ( gloriously sung by Domingo and Vaness) . I was sitting in the very front row about two seat to the left of Mr. Gergiev. Every time that he lifted his arms there was a very strong BO odor . Fortunately the lady next to me had a bottle of eau de cologne which she kindly shpritzed on a handkerchief and waved around during intermission.

    • Harry says:

      That figures..Gergiev looks a grubby unwashed grot. It was reputed that peasant Nureyev used to carry hard boiled eggs in his pocket around, to eat.

  • Loge says:

    I took this more as a quick check to make sure he or she doesn’t stink before coming into contact with the love interest.

  • Maury D says:

    Marina in Boris Godunov and Wotan in Rheingold, I hope.