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 »
The celebration of 50 years of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center includes “The Illuminated Heart,” a theatrical fantasy of Mozart operas and ensembles featuring Christine Goerke, Ana María Martínez, Matthew Polenzani and Peter Mattei; plus staged concerts of Così fan tutte and Idomeneo. Tickets and more information are at MostlyMozart.org. Read more »
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 »
My figures show it’s still too early to call Ohio, but other races are more decisive.
Several things got into my inbox this week, calling into question my dependability and accuracy.