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  • antikitschychick: Lol yeah since you kept insisting it wasn’t a joke ya got me :-P. Glad it is a joke... 12:47 PM
  • scifisci: Thanks for this report. Do you or feldy know if there are recordings (or planned broadcasts) of... 12:43 PM
  • John L: What a discerning 7-year old! He might be the first 7-year old to not associate the Ride of the... 12:40 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: HOW TO INTRODUCE A CHILD TO OPERA: During our visit to the Met at the end of February, I... 12:11 PM
  • Belfagor: Oh dear, I’ve met the composer a few times and he’s a sweet man, but I sat through... 11:51 AM
  • Lurker_del_Cairo: MMII – Herlitzius – How does such a big voice come from such a small person?... 11:38 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I’d pay good money to see immobility “glow” ! 11:33 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Sometimes just a passing word can highlight a point so obvious that you hadn’t... 11:32 AM
  • manou: I am with you kash – I was actually at the Belisario concert which your recording comes from,... 11:15 AM
  • ohbeone: Actually, Barry’s setting of Wilde’s play is the second operatic setting for the play.... 11:10 AM

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“…to a certain degree, good critics are no longer necessary to find. The phrase ‘Everybody’s a critic’ has taken on a universal cast. The internet encourages people to share their opinions with the world. In the theatre, the buzz created by chatroom chatters has become increasingly important to a show’s reputation before it opens. There are thousands of critics tapping away their opinions to whoever will listen – so who needs a paid pontificator to tell you what your opinion should be?” Stephen Sondheim rebuts Michael Kaiser and ponders the utility of Sanskrit to the librettist in excerpts from his new book Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany. (Photo: Getty Images)