What retired executive might be on the cusp of fulfilling a lifelong dream? And which opera company is on the brink of replacing an administrator (now in his golden years) with another of the same vintage?
Diva-to-end-all-divas Jessye Norman indulges in one of her all-too-frequent “Pretentious? Moi?” moments in this interview explaining why she nevah reads her critics.
This week Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin presents for our delight a rare live performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Enchantress.
“Thank goodness the Met’s new production by Richard Eyre lacks a bold new concept.”
The Met press office announces: “Hei-Kyung Hong will sing the role of Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème on September 26 and 29, replacing Ekaterina Scherbachenko, who is ill.”
“So it’s twice as disappointing that Monday night’s performance of the Mozart masterpiece turned into a four-hour fizzle.”
“I applaud the Klinghoffer protesters for voicing their opinions, but that doesn’t stop me from saying that I find those opinions ill-informed, inept and downright dangerous.”