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  • fletcher: Oops, forgot to close that link tag! 5:57 PM
  • fletcher: Yes, pretty dire. The details are . Casting is a mixed bag: Norma is Angela Meade with Jamie... 5:56 PM
  • MontyNostry: I’m a slightly dissenting voice on Yoncheva. I think she’s good, but, as yet, I... 5:47 PM
  • Dabrowski: All my sympathy to anyone who has to discuss alcoholism with Jenna Bush in front of a national... 5:43 PM
  • MontyNostry: Or maybe a theatre. It’s a bit Resnais in Marienbad. 5:40 PM
  • MontyNostry: Have you ever watched this Hungarian production, set in a cinema, as far as I can tell? Rather... 5:39 PM
  • la vociaccia: A couple people here notably like her, one of them actually reviewing her on the main page... 5:39 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I am so dismayed by yet more discussion of peoples’ favorite operatic voices. This kind of... 5:37 PM
  • armerjacquino: This is a pretty wonderful performance, which I listened to a lot when I got the (free!) CD. I... 5:36 PM
  • armerjacquino: Troyanos was pretty special too, at least in the Boulez recording- I don’t know if she... 5:30 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]