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  • ML: Gott in seinen himmlischen Farben! 5:55 AM
  • ML: Did you get your “ML” ticket(s)? 5:52 AM
  • ML: … and Parterre is the poorer without him. 5:51 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Lohengrin I will be at the second ML as well. Got my ticket on Friday. Hopefully the next... 5:48 AM
  • Baltsamic Vinaigrette: Glad you’re enjoying Paris, florezrocks! We went most recently in June (Garnier... 5:38 AM
  • Lohengrin: Except of some other considerations: the main couple will be than (2018) 55 and 47 years old; not... 5:31 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Alagna to do his first Lohengrin at Bayreuth with Netrebko Elsa! http://kurier.a... 5:18 AM
  • SF Guy: I found Friday’s Norma a considerable improvement over last Wednesday’s, and not just for... 4:54 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Oedipe hasn’t come back yet has he? He is somewhere with Klingsor perhaps. 4:53 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=adrj UoUi0M4 4:33 AM

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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