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  • Harold: Is Ian Campbell returning to the Met to replace either Jonathan Friend or the new English horror... 10:05 AM
  • Clita del Toro: BFD! 9:48 AM
  • Clita del Toro: DDS =DSS 9:47 AM
  • luvtennis: Told you so….. 9:46 AM
  • Clita del Toro: DDS Some people here have no time to write a book for your enlightenment on these questions.... 9:36 AM
  • MontyNostry: I didn’t actually know about those ‘Most Wanted’ discs – a fascinating... 9:34 AM
  • La Cieca: Stop being such a smug jerk or you’ll go on moderation. 9:27 AM
  • MontyNostry: … and so far (three minutes in), Ms Tatum is rather impressive in a silvery/steely way... 9:26 AM
  • MontyNostry: Nancy Tatum is just a name to me too, RdF, though I recognised a photo of her that came up on a... 9:25 AM
  • Clita del Toro: Or, maybe watch the right TV shows, not Faux News and the 700 Club! 9:14 AM

Male fraud

Has Los Angeles Opera mentioned lately that Billy Budd has an all-male cast? Read more »

Abs of a Soldier

La Cieca has obtained this photo of Thomas Hampson headlining Camouflage Night at Powerhouse, uh, rehearsing for Heart of a Soldier at the San Francisco Opera. You can tell the scene is Northern Rhodesia in 1962, because that is where the British military first started offering complimentary personal training packages to their troops. Read more »

Gun control

never_forget_sfoRemember that press release that taunted, “Great at push-ups and pull-ups? Do you put your friends to shame at the gym? Come show us what you’ve got!” Well, as you’re probably guessed by now, that audition call was for an opera based on that recent event in American history most closely associated with hot, sweaty buff manmeat: the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. [San Francisco Opera]