“Correction: August 15, 2013 An earlier version of this post referred incorrectly to the gender of the mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. Ms. Barton is a woman.” [New York Times]
Hear her roar
Sad to say, typical…
I’d totally see an Esquivel opera. “Mad Men, Mexico DF”?
Well, Max-Emmanuel Cencic released an album called ‘Mezzo-soprano’ …
Mezzo-soprano is a tessitura, not a gender ! Cencic and Fagioli are mezzo-sopranos…
I think for most people Cencic is a counter tenor or a falsettist. A mezzo-soprano most definitely refers to a female operatic singer with certain defining attributes, for me and many others.
Times are changing ! may be we have to consider now that we have male mezzo -sopranos. In interviews, those two guys define their voices as being mezzo-soprano not falsettist (as they dislike this term…)
They may dislike the term, but that’s what they are: countertenors. I dislike the term middle-aged queen, but that’s what I am. Calling me a young jock won’t make me one :)
I guess they went back and looked under her skirt.
They slave-drive unpaid interns and expect them to be accurate too?
A Guradian-class correction. The Times is going down.
Guradian = Grauniad = Guardian (London)
Ah, yes -- the people who once reviewed Doris Gudenov.
The Grauniad famously has in place a protocol that requires contributors to refer to stars of stage and screen as an “actor” regardless of gender (and of the fact that most actresses they interview use “actress”).
Is there a Times protocol that demands the subs check the gender of all persons, regardless of name? Because, to be fair, Jamie Barton has some way to go before media icon status is assured.
I didn’t know anyone still read the Times.
It’s the exception that confirms the rule.
Oh, man, that is just so wrong.
“Das ist kein Mann!”
Parterre does have some gender problems..did I say that???
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