Cher Public

  • jacobelli: Here are my updated guesses based on some of the hints that were given: 1. Licia Albanese 2. Dorothy Kirsten 3. Clara Petrella... 4:11 PM
  • moi: Actually I’m not sure if it is Hui He.. since The Paris Opera website only announces Netrebko’s cancellation, but not the... 4:09 PM
  • armerjacquino: I’ll give you a ha’penny at most. The ‘adult’ ; crack was aimed at Millington, but reading it back I... 4:08 PM
  • quoth the maven: um, OWE me 4:06 PM
  • quoth the maven: I’m reluctant to continue to engage in this, but “that’ s something I’d expect an adult to... 4:05 PM
  • manou: Yes! Not forgetting “casting pearls before swine”. 4:00 PM
  • antikitschychick: LOL yeah there’s also that. 3:59 PM
  • armerjacquino: David: dead right. A critic is there to review someone’s performance, not their shaggability. 3:59 PM

T’would be a sacrilege to fling at another door

People named Jimmy or Placido don’t seem to know this, but when your brains or your bones send you the message, “Hang up the toe-shoes, Bobolink,” do it!  Next week the regular Met broadcast season begins; the fiction is that for 20 weeks we will all be listening to and chatting about the same opera.  (Yeah, sure!)  That makes this a good week to quit.   Read more »

Final curtain

Join La Cieca tonight for a chat saluting the Met farewell (and 2,928th performance) of character tenor Charles Anthony. Read more »