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  • antikitschychick: Lol member a few months ago when that other interview came out how we were going back and... 2:51 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: P.S. Oh dear Miss Ivy- now you’re in a fix! That Sutherland/Gedda pirate is truly one... 2:38 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Kwiecien, during an interview with Margaret Juntwait in one of this week’s... 2:35 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Well I think I must have done the dumbest thing in the world. I just finished listening the 1963... 2:31 PM
  • decotodd: And thank you Dylan for the great PURITANI videos! Let’s hope that ’76 footage emerges... 2:27 PM
  • decotodd: The Met’s website has posted dress rehearsal excerpts of Olga P’s “Qui La... 2:19 PM
  • almavivante: Mariusz may have caught the bug that made Brownlee somewhat indisposed at Monday’s dress.... 2:11 PM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: It also doesn’t help that Brownlee seems to have an angry look on his face. 2:02 PM
  • PushedUpMezzo: Sorry Oscar Hammerstein! 1:38 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I think I’d prefer her in the higher tessitura Wagner heroines, so more Senta/Elsa/El... 1:34 PM

T’would be a sacrilege to fling at another door

People named Jimmy or Placido don’t seem to know this, but when your brains or your bones send you the message, “Hang up the toe-shoes, Bobolink,” do it!  Next week the regular Met broadcast season begins; the fiction is that for 20 weeks we will all be listening to and chatting about the same opera.  (Yeah, sure!)  That makes this a good week to quit.   Read more »

Canned laughter

One of the delights of doing these weekly breakdowns is sending them in and then waiting patiently to see what sort of illustration La Cieca uses with it.  Knowing how she loves a challenge, the topic for today’s chat listing is “GENITAL MUTILATION.” Read more »

Gli enigmi sono tre, la chiacchierata una!

Today’s chat combines the excitement of a contest with the life-or-death nail-biting of Turandot. The rules are simple;  several mistakes are built into the text.  You are to find the mistakes before “someone else” does.  But if you don’t find all the mistakes you have to send me (pictured) $1.39. Ready!  Set!  Go! Read more »

super_saturday

One Saturday in November

My figures show it’s still too early to call Ohio, but other races are more decisive.

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light

So shines a good chat

We need a ray of Light in these dark times.

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tomorrow

Strange fruit

An odd week. Of the 26 operas available, just half are regular rep

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the_way_we_live_now

The way we chat now

Several things got into my inbox this week, calling into question my dependability and accuracy.

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fashion

Pink is the navy blue of chat

Mesdames et mesdames, there is something for every taste in every style to make you a fashion standout in La Casa della Cieca this afternoon.

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