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  • Poison Ivy: I found this old RAI film of Clara Petrella in the title role. Awful production values aside, I really wish there were... 9:30 AM
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  • armerjacquino: ‘Mickey Rooney as Des Grieux in Act Three of the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Puccini’s MANON... 8:51 AM
  • armerjacquino: The idea that doing everything on instinct would be better than having any direction is also one which most performers... 8:50 AM
  • armerjacquino: A pastiche by Ada Leverson, from PUNCH, apparently. As you were. 8:47 AM
  • armerjacquino: Oooh, what’s the text in that pic? Looks interesting! 8:45 AM
  • Indiana Loiterer III: Is is really the “director 217;s choice” that there are “no sopranos out there who can... 8:37 AM
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The 500 Hats of Peter Gelb

Is Peter Gelb wearing too many hats? Anthony Tommasini seems to think so, adding that one of those headpieces in particular is ill-fitting and might perhaps more flatteringly perch upon some other head. Call La Cieca suspicious, but she thinks the timing of this piece is hardly an accident.