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This will simply sleigh you, dear

Your doyenne invites you to get all your seasonal shopping done in the blink of an eye via the meticulously curated Shoppe of Holiday Delights. This online boutique features the newest and best of opera recordings, available for easy home delivery from (And did I mention that receives a commission for every item you purchase?) 

Why, yes, in fact, she thinks she has, often. But did you also know you can shop for Cyber Monday bargains, with, once again, this website reaping the rewards of your midwinter largesse?

  • Baltsamic Vinaigrette

    Now that Black Friday and, especially, Cyber Monday are “a thing” on this side of the pond, Barcelona’s Liceu is getting in on the act. Using promo code “CYBERTEMPORADA”, log in today only to avail of a 10% discount in Zones 1-4 and a whopping 25% off 5-8.

    Applies to Lucia di Lammermoor (10/12); Otello 26/01); Gotterdämerung (7/03); Written on Skin (16/03); Simon Boccanegra (22/04); I Capuleti e i Montecchi (20/05); La bohème (27/06) and the Magic Flute (20/07). [All dates shown in local style].

  • Constantine A. Papas

    Luc Bondy, the director of the recent new production of Tosca at the Met, died, at age 67.

    • antikitschychick

      wow this is super eerie considering that Puccini also died like 91 years ago yesterday, November 29th. R.I.P Luc Bondy.

      • Porgy Amor

        I wondered if there had been a dedication of the Saturday Tosca performance, but I thought antikk would have said something. That morning was when the news broke.

    • armerjacquino

      Wow, I make that the fourth time. Poor the constantly-dying Bondy.

      • manou

        Maybe someone will administer the coup de grâce (and no, it does not mean “mowing the lawn”).

  • antikitschychick

    Nope. No dedication before the performance on saturday though I suspect they’ll say something before or during Tuesday’s performance since it’s the last one. Admittedly, I had seen the previous comments about Bondy’s death but hadn’t commented on it since I didn’t recall who he was at first and it wasn’t until I wrote my post last night that I realized he died on the same date that Puccini did 91 years ago.

  • bronzino

    “onerous (yet necessary)”

    Really? Necessary? Now we would never begrudge our doyenne from casting about for an extra shekel or two via on-line commissions, but we are just so RELIEVED not to have to enter that crazy con called ‘Holiday Shopping’. We just don’t recognize the seasons and thus have no need to shop for that ‘perfect’ gift. Surely in our secularized society there must be scads of people who bypass this madness of focused shopping. We would love to hear what are some ‘non-shopping’ traditions that other parterrians practice at this time of year.