Cher Public

  • chicagoing: At the risk of appearing to slight Matthew Polenzanni, who was very enthusiastically recevied by a hometown crowd on Saturday... 3:22 PM
  • Signor Bruschino: Shame Leontyne never sang the role at the met 3:05 PM
  • herbinetta: Soooo tempting. I have tix for the Stemme cycle later this month, but would love to see this. 2:43 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Mrs. DS are already making plans for April 2017 trip to Houston Grand Opera (with a side trip to walk on the beach at... 2:08 PM
  • PCally: Price sounds pretty fantastic and unmannered considering this was pretty late in her operatic career. I may even prefer this to... 2:00 PM
  • Betsy_Ann_Bobolink: Well, I think a deliberate attempt was made to lead us astray by referring to the opera as “The Valkyrie,R... 1:58 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Well said, phoenix. I don’t know you, but you must be right, ’cause you so often say what I’ve been... 1:40 PM
  • willym: I’m ashamed to say that as a Canadian it was my second choice. 1:28 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]