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Cher Public

  • "Well here in NYC, a student ticket to the Met is $37.50 all performances, the..." - Bluebeard
  • "Compiègne (about 90 min from Paris by the autoroute) was the city with the convent of..." - redbear
  • "Another example of how irony simply evaporates after a post." - redbear
  • "The Met is well aware of that “hunk.” ; It doesn’t work in big..." - la vociaccia
  • "Jeanne D’Arc? httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=m1Gm 3Bmif44" - kashania
  • "Feldmarschallin, please report back. I’d love to hear your thoughts on Petersen..." - PCally
  • "When I was unemployed and on the dole in London I could still afford to go to the..." - NPW-Paris
  • "WTTW is not in Canada but would it be PBS ?" - gustave of montreal

You’ve got to taste all the fruit

F. Paul Driscoll, editor of Opera News [not pictured], is optimistic. He feels every age has potential to be golden, yet he adds that ‘we don’t know if it’s real gold until we rub it a little bit, do we?’ Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, who looks to Mick Jagger for performing tips, strives to make opera zing, ‘like when you break an orange peel and there is a spray of some fragrant zest,’ he says.” [NPR]

Below the belt

Three of the Met’s most cunning vocalists, Juan Diego Flórez, Joyce DiDonato and Diana Damrau, wrap their tongues around the trio from Le Comte Ory.   Read more »

“Spartans, tonight we dine at Picholine!”

greek_night“Greek night at opera canceled due to conflict” [Indiana Daily Student]

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zwacky!

La Cieca isn’t sure how all this sorts out or how it relates to opera, but as she understands it, the show our JJ is working tonight at Splash Bar New York (“Dorothy Bishop: Sexy, Sassy and Starving” at 8:00 PM) leads directly into another event that involves free booze.  

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another pull quote we never finished reading

“But perhaps the greatest delight was witnessing Richard Bonygne wielding his baton. Demonstrating a general air of ease (but levels of energy that one might have expected from someone fifty years his junior) …” [MusicOMH]

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