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“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]

  • Camille
  • bassoprofundo

    what the…

  • Liz.S

    Sad to say, typical…

  • I’d totally see an Esquivel opera. “Mad Men, Mexico DF”?

  • MontyNostry

    Well, Max-Emmanuel Cencic released an album called ‘Mezzo-soprano’ …

    • MadameDeMirabelle

      Mezzo-soprano is a tessitura, not a gender ! Cencic and Fagioli are mezzo-sopranos…

      • Cocky Kurwenal

        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.

        • MadameDeMirabelle

          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…)

          • operaassport

            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 :)

  • perfidia

    I guess they went back and looked under her skirt.

    • bassoprofundo

      big skirt.

  • redbear

    They slave-drive unpaid interns and expect them to be accurate too?

    • Often admonished

      A Guradian-class correction. The Times is going down.

      • Often admonished

        Guradian = Grauniad = Guardian (London)

        • Baltsamic Vinaigrette

          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.

  • -Ed.

    I didn’t know anyone still read the Times.

    • oedipe

      It’s the exception that confirms the rule.

  • operaassport

    Oh, man, that is just so wrong.

  • Florence Quartavodka

    “Das ist kein Mann!”

  • zinka

    Parterre does have some gender problems..did I say that???