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  • Ruxxy: I suspect the public face would say the same thing. A white Otello is as ridiculous as a one legged Tarzan. It’s just a pity... 12:57 AM
  • antikitschychick: steveac10 asks: “If a work of art offends some because of attitudes it portrays that were accepted at the time of... 12:53 AM
  • m. croche: Aiyo, I botched the nesting. This was in response to Steveac above. 12:51 AM
  • m. croche: Does a work like the Mikado offend the people portrayed, or people who think the people portrayed are offended by it and... 12:49 AM
  • antikitschychick: Just read your review NPW. It was highly entertaining yet thorough and concise. Thanks for sharing it. I hadn’t... 12:14 AM
  • oldmanriver: I am so dense. I realized the relationship between the end of Falstaff and 8 1/2. 11:47 PM
  • steveac10: This whole exchange raises the conflicted feelings I have on these issues. On the one hand we have to be sensitive to peoples... 11:17 PM
  • RudigerVT: You can be warm and friendly toward employees. But they aren’t your friends. Friends don’t pay to spend time with... 9:22 PM

E il ciel non ha più fulmini?

“Els tenors José Cura i Carl Tanner cantaran el rol d’Otello en l’òpera de Verdi en substitució d’Aleksandrs Antonenko, qui ha cancellat la seva participació per raons personals. Les sopranos Ermonela Jaho i Maria Katzarava cantaran el rol de Desdemona a l’Otello de Verdi en substitució de Carmen Giannattasio, qui s’ha vist obligada a cancellar la seva participació.” [Gran Teatre del Liceu]

Less is Moor

It’s official: in the Met’s new production of Otello, Aleksandrs Antonenko “will not use blackface makeup… breaking with a performance tradition of more than a century.” [New York Times]

You don’t have to be Druids to love it

“The Met’s production, originally directed by John Copley, is still a hideous, confusing mess. But with Ms. Meade and Ms. Barton acting with moving subtlety, singing generously and feeling deeply, it was hard to care.” [New York Times]

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We’ll settle that tonight!

La Cieca has been wining, dining and otherwise wooing her Met connection (pictured above) and he (or is it she?) has come across with some tidbits about upcoming seasons at Casa Gelb.

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Ugh! Neve!

La Cieca celebrates (if that is the word) the first snowfall of the season in New York in the traditional manner.

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