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Sicura, presta è la mia difesa

Out of concern for the cher public over possible security issues with Java, La Cieca suggests that you hold your Saturday chat here in the comments section of this posting.

Your doyenne is working to update the parterre chat to a more secure, non Java-based platform.

  • Feldmarschallin

    ok thanks Cieca.

  • Straussmonster

    There’s always IRC, but that needs a client, and getting everyone set up with such short notice wouldn’t work. Alas.

  • LittleMasterMiles

    Thanks -- I had just posted a suggestion to this effect elsewhere, not having seen this.

  • bassoprofundo

    are all chat clients Java based?

    maybe we could find a temporary home for today, other than just posting on the page.

  • Feldmarschallin

    well just found it also on the radio…Norddeutscher Rundfunk has it here.

  • Feldmarschallin

    Is there anyone who is computer savvy on here who can tell me if I can get these comments live or do I have to refresh every minute to have the latest. In the casa della cieca it was automatic and all comments would come as written for me.

    • You have to refresh.

      • Feldmarschallin

        thanks Lindoro.

    • bassoprofundo

      They’re not live on here. You will have to refresh. :( Unfortunately. So it’s less like a chat room, more like sending letters between two parties by the pony express in the 19th century.

  • Feldmarschallin

    Tomorrow I have Götterdämmerung with Stemme again :).

  • Feldmarschallin

    They just announced that Racette is singing. Hope that they are mistaken.

  • howdy all.

    • Feldmarschallin

      hi operacat

  • Batty Masetto

    Well I’m willing to give it a whirl but it does make one miss the cozy speed of La Casa della Cieca, doesn’t it?

    • Feldmarschallin

      yes you are right batty…I prefer the other version as well but I am sure our doyenne will have a new solution for us very soon.

    • Straussmonster

      It does, doesn’t it? Also, all the wide range that our comments go to. (Along those lines, a neighbor gave me a ton of cuttings for my very own Abraham Darby, we’ll see if it works.)

      • Batty Masetto

        Beautiful rose, we like ours a lot

        • bluecabochon

          Batty, I hope you both had a fab trip!!

          • Batty Masetto

            Well it was wonderful to see some friends and we did get in a few good museum visits. But I also made the acquaintance of norovirus and the dread London Cough that I think you also got to enjoy. So not nearly as much getting around as we’d hoped.

          • bluecabochon

            I have no idea where this will land, Batty, but I am sorry to know that you too caught the dreaded bugs and hope that you’re feeling much better by now. It really was incredible how everyone I encountered was ill, which was scary knowing that someone else was always preparing my food and drink.

        • Feldmarschallin

          I love roses and have about 10 in my garden..mostly t’s but some climbing ones as well. And also adore dahlias.

          • Straussmonster

            Another one of us! I have a climber that’s turning three now, so I have high hopes for her blooming extravagantly this spring; she started as a tiny band.

    • bluecabochon

      Better safe than sorry!

      • Batty Masetto

        It’s twue. it’s twue. Though Oracle is now claiming that the vulnerability exists in only one version (but who knows whether to believe them?).

  • As I listen to the synopsis for TROVATORE (one of my favorite operas), I understand why I am a person who can simultaneously create a sampler for a friend of his favorite hardcore punk songs.

  • perfidia

    Maybe it is growing up with Latin American soap operas, but I don’t find the plot of Trovatore that improbable. For a big nineteenth century melodrama.

    • Clita del Toro

      you don’t have yo go that far--look at this county

    • Straussmonster

      I think it’s an unfairly mocked plot. Sure, it’s a big melodrama with a lot of coincidences, but it moves along, it’s well-structured for great arias and confrontations, and it’s sure not boring.

      • armerjacquino

        It’s nowhere NEAR as silly as FORZA.

  • Clita del Toro

    let’s hope meade is good

    • Feldmarschallin

      what are you cooking tonight Clita?

      • Clita del Toro

        tonight we are going out with the girls

        • Clita del Toro

          i just made some lentil soup for lunch

          • Feldmarschallin

            Love lentils. I make them in a sort of stew with potatos, smoked pork, carrots and let it simmer for hours.

          • Batty Masetto

            Most anything is good with potatoes and smoked pork

  • manou

    Ok -- is it the Middle Ages again here?

    • Batty Masetto

      Oh manou, some of us are already far beyond Middle Age :(

    • Feldmarschallin

      Good to see you Manou.

  • adina

    Hello, everyone -- I guess this is the chat -- I love Il Trovatore -- perfect in every way, for me -- great way to start out the Verdi bicentennial.

  • I’m lost. For some reason, I thought the sat matinee broadcasts were available as a stream from the Met. Has that changed?

    • MontyNostry

      Are they available subsequently as a stream? I have to go out before Act III.

      • Monty, I have a source. Send me an email and I will send you a link when it is available

  • manou

    Hélas Batty…

  • manou

    It’s on BBC Radio 3 Lindoro

  • Batty Masetto

    Here’s a trick, everybody, to maybe stay on top of the latest comments -- watch the “Cher public” column at the left rather than the comments proper. We’re already spreading across two pages with the give and take and soon we’ll be losing track of each other

  • manou

    Hello Feldmarschallin

    • Feldmarschallin

      Good evening Manou.