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  • Clita del Toro: I saw DFD sing Dr. Faustus at Carnegie Hall. It wS fabulous. He’s no Hampson, too bad.... 6:14 PM
  • ML: Ignored by Camille, ML telephones Calzabigi … 6:05 PM
  • Camille: Feldmarschie: I had the same, exact impression of Tommy Hampsong, after the Dr. Faustus given here... 5:41 PM
  • peter: Yes, Stemme is only 51. I don’t think Salome is an ideal role for her voice and in general, I... 5:31 PM
  • MontyNostry: For some reason, I thought Stemme was 55, But I see she’s 51. The UK Twittersphere is... 5:17 PM
  • ML: Why is it popoli and not popolo? 5:11 PM
  • ML: 15 years older, a different generation. 5:08 PM
  • ML: Thielemann should fire him and get Groissböck for Mandryka — yes, he’s a bass, but his top is... 5:02 PM
  • Camille: Kashania is no “Canuck̶ 1;! He is a prince of Persia, secreted in the Commonwealth, for... 4:59 PM
  • MontyNostry: Sorry – 66, so about 10 years older than Stemme. 4:52 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]