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  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: How about “Cackle and be Flat?” 6:35 PM
  • irontongue: Krunoslav and Marianne, right you are. Sorry; I should have checked the Met archive first. 6:06 PM
  • grimoaldo: Well Camille dear I don’t really feel this is the place for me to pontificate on British politics. I will say that the... 5:52 PM
  • Camille: I noted that, and thank you for the reminder. I have always been fond of Godard’s music, the few songs I was familiar with,... 5:32 PM
  • NPW-Paris: My excuse for posting this is that it’s a little-performed work in French, and I’m sticking to it. The truth is... 5:32 PM
  • leosweill: nevermind, some words: my reaction = her face in the still that YouTube’s algorithmic spirits decided to bless us with. 5:30 PM
  • leosweill: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=PlGh Kikmx8o Edita Gruberova, two days ago, singing Glitter and be Gay. No words. 5:28 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I see Bru Zane are going to issue Benjamin Godard’s opera Dante. 5:19 PM

Beige like me

Leave it to the New York Times to present a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred debate on the explosive subject of race in the theater, with Anthony Tommasini and Ben Brantley boldly in agreement throughout.

Ennis del Mar! Il storpi montano splende come un santo altar

“The cast, to a member, embraces every chance…” Anthony Tommasini goes to Brokeback Mountain. [New York Times]

Post-Liebestod

“The title character in Barber’s Gothic melodrama Vanessa, a self-deluded, manipulative older woman, ‘keeps coming up,’ Ms. Voigt said.” [New York Times]

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And Tony goes to…

La Cieca spies spotted the New York TimesAnthony Tommasini at the opening of the Salzburg Meistersinger, which indicates his review should be appearing by tomorrow at the latest.

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Ring cycle

Anthony Tommasini and his long-time partner Ben McCommon were married on Friday.

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Tony award

For decades New York City Opera was a model of an organization with a clear mission.

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How sharper than a serpent’s tooth

“The Met’s new Ring is the most frustrating opera production I have ever had to grapple with.”

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Damage control

Just in time for the beginning of the first cycle of the Robert Lepage Ring (pictured), Peter Gelb tries to convince Anthony Tommasini that everything is just fine, thank you…

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Achromatic scale

In honor of Martin Luther King day (belated), the New York Times hosts a discussion about the current Broadway production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. As a bold gesture toward diversity and inclusion, the keynote speakers range from Anthony Tommasini to Ben Brantley.

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The 500 Hats of Peter Gelb

Is Peter Gelb wearing too many hats? Anthony Tommasini seems to think so, adding that one of those headpieces in particular is ill-fitting and might perhaps more flatteringly perch upon some other head. Call La Cieca suspicious, but she thinks the timing of this piece is hardly an accident.

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