Cher Public

  • irontongue: “The Met had expected to announce his retirement as music director this month.” YES WELL. 7:01 PM
  • La Cieca: Sondra Radvanovsky Excels In ‘Maria Stuarda,’ Otherwise A Second-Rate Opera 6:42 PM
  • quoth the maven: Enuf already! 6:40 PM
  • Krunoslav: ‘happy to see the wonderful Patrick Carfizzi, even in a small role. I always said he deserves much more.’... 6:23 PM
  • JohninSeattle: Long past time for a send-off. Despite all the medical evidence that suggests our bodies get healthier and more robust... 6:10 PM
  • La Cieca: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=owFd FRoFKHk&start =10 6:00 PM
  • CarlottaBorromeo: Ah you are quite correct. Reading in haste is never a good idea. Thank you. 5:28 PM
  • JohninSeattle: My history is weak here… But SA Anti-Apartheid boycott originated in the early 1960s, right? I don’t think it... 4:54 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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