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  • Sempre liberal: I have a CD of that concert. A young Deborah Voigt was superb. 5:20 PM
  • Lohengrin: There is a verynice story about a concert with Cleveland-Orchestr a, conducted by Welser –... 5:20 PM
  • Camille: O armerjay! Povero ragazzo! Did you ever write a short story about the horror of it all? shall never... 5:19 PM
  • kashania: Camille: Sorry, I forgot to clarify his Met role. Nireno is the eunuch in Giulio Cesare. Maniaci... 5:18 PM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=pSVy YtwI9F8 When I went to City Opera for GALVANY’s... 5:17 PM
  • Will: Mr. Maniaci sang a recital with orchestra at the Monadnock Festival last summer and was very well... 5:11 PM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=3kxq iuHu9Kw When I play this, I remember why I ran out of breath... 5:10 PM
  • Camille: That is a very good point, the one about the cross-dressing thing with Cherubino in the... 5:09 PM
  • kennedet: I am a native of Philadelphia, nalasal and I enjoyed viewing all of the operatic performances as a... 5:06 PM
  • Camille: OMG, zinky! I am shocked, SHOCKED you would advocate Tony “Never can sluff off enuf... 4:58 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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