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  • armerjacquino: It looks as if you’re arguing against any room for politics in art. Are you saying artists should never make... 7:35 PM
  • armerjacquino: I’m glad to hear it. Yes, their opinion matters. But I’m wary of the idea that it should be given much more... 7:32 PM
  • jackoh: Sher made his decision, and I applaud that. (I actually expressed my opinion on this precise matter in an earlier thread.) What I... 7:32 PM
  • Fluffy-net: Maybe I should just have said that what these kids said matters to me. That I created an example of another hypothetical... 7:27 PM
  • armerjacquino: Look below. ‘Some black singers said it’ is already being offered as a clincher. 7:24 PM
  • armerjacquino: This opinion matters more to me than that of a white liberal who lives in a white neighborhood who only encounters a... 7:21 PM
  • armerjacquino: The director wasn’t ‘required 217; to make a decision. He made a decision of his own free will. Is that... 7:20 PM
  • Fluffy-net: What I find has gotten lost here is the viewpoint of a group of black opera singers who no not object to Otello-in-blackfac e.... 7:19 PM

Eye openers

“New York’s Metropolitan Opera to Seek Pay Cutbacks From Unions: Proposal Is a First in Company’s 134-Year History” {Wall Street Journal]

“We are working very hard to secure a good replacement for Anna Netrebko in this important part, and as soon as we know who will be replacing her, we will of course be back in touch.” [Royal Opera House]

Kim Kardashian Reportedly Ditches Date at Vienna Opera Ball After Disturbing Blackface Incident” [Celebuzz]

115 comments

  • PetertheModest says:

    It has to be the right moment for the voice, explains Anna: http://intermezzo.typepad.com/intermezzo/

    • Lady Abbado says:

      But I guess she planned to sing Lescaut and Macbeth a long time ago as well…presumably at about the same time she signed for Faust…

      So was that a hedging of bets: I’ll schedule all three, and if my voice stays light I’ll do Faust and cancel the other two; if my voice becomes heavier i’ll do the other way around!

      More plausibly is that she simply underestimated the amount of work needed for all three.

  • spiderman says:

    Who are all these people?