Headshot of La Cieca

Cher Public

  • La Cieca: Yeah, I kind of find the logic boggling here: either spend hundreds of millions of dollars and a... 12:15 PM
  • kashania: Gelb did not set out to create a “drab/boring” Hoffmann. Oh, but I thought that was precisely... 12:14 PM
  • kashania: Cocky: There is a very good reason why most N. American venues are too big for ideal acoustics and... 12:10 PM
  • figaroindy: Totally agree with Kashania and Cocky here…so, we reduce seats, selling fewer, which... 12:06 PM
  • phoenix: ‘Any young singer will do –’ for you, but not for everyone 11:56 AM
  • La Cieca: Which is why Gelb was foolish to substitute the current drab/boring Hoffman for the wonderful... 11:55 AM
  • kashania: LW: As I’ve already stated, the HD broadcasts turn a profit, so they are actually adding to... 11:54 AM
  • Archaeopteryx: I think the widening of the vibrato is a natural thing to her voice – it was rather... 11:54 AM
  • Regina delle fate: Well Bayreuth don’t have a great recent record of casting Eva – Amanda Mace... 11:52 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Thanks for clearing that one up, Kashania. I must say I have read the suggestion so many... 11:42 AM

Bass cleft

Mercedes and Sid Bass, the A-list society and philanthropy couple who in 2006 gave the Met $25 million dollars—the largest single unrestricted gift paid at one time from an individual in the company’s then 123-year history—announced their divorce yesterday, ending 23 years of marriage.

Readers of New York Social Diary (as who among is not?) saw this one coming. According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Mr. Bass and Mrs. Bass say they “continue to love each other and remain good friends,” though at this writing it is not clear who will get custody of Yo-Yo Ma.

33 comments

  • ianw2 says:

    One day, Yo-Yo Ma and Renee Fleming will join forces and bring about the downfall of America. Mark my words. Their power shall be unrivaled.

  • mrmyster says:

    Ooops, there is an error -- the LA Phil concert with Florez was
    2010; this season is was Rhapsody in Blue with Herbie Hancock.
    Glad I caught the 2010 one!
    Sorry about that, Mes Amis.