Cher Public

  • gustave of montreal: Merci, cara. Et, bon 4 juillet aux américains. 8:57 PM
  • manou: …and also: http://tinyurl.com /pjgznbh 8:49 PM
  • vilbastarda: Lovely! Thank you for the detailed report, manou! Sounds like a successful night at the opera, with maybe some questionable... 8:48 PM
  • manou: Errata: -”andmlendin g” should be “and lending” -”TaraErraug hted” is not a typo, but a lame... 8:41 PM
  • pavel: She’s addressing her daughter and ordering her not to dance. “My daughter, do not dance!” 8:39 PM
  • manou: So – Guillaume Tell. I had been to an event where Michieletto discussed the then forthcoming production (with Pappano and... 8:34 PM
  • semira mide: However the singing goes in Santa Fe tonight, the conducting is most likely to be excellent. Speranza Scappucci is a terrific... 8:25 PM
  • Cicciabella: That’s too bad, manou. Since everyone and their cousin seems to have an opinion on this Tell, especially if they... 8:13 PM

Hall of shame

“What I find bizarre is the insistence that no one—not the school, not Opera North, not the local education authority—is being homophobic. Instead, we have the strange position that, because the children are of primary-school age, these lines are too difficult and confusing for them.”

The lines in question are “Of course I’m queer/That’s why I left here/So if you infer/That I prefer/A lad to a lass/ And I’m working class/ I’d have to concur.” [The Guardian]