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  • Clita del Toro: ooops, come scritto 11:22 AM
  • Clita del Toro: “Klinghoffer ” does not sound especially Jewish to me??? I was born in NYC and... 11:19 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: Bravi to the f*** Brits – possibly the most balanced and informative discourse (imo)... 11:18 AM
  • Clita del Toro: Domingo announced that he wouldn’t sing the high C because he didn’t have one to... 11:15 AM
  • tiger1: Thanks for the insight on Ms Sutherland’s own thoughts, Kashania. I remember when Domingo sang... 10:58 AM
  • Sanford: “I do wonder if the problem is not that the name, Klinghoffer, is so very evocative and so... 10:55 AM
  • manou: Bien entendu. (I can click on it without a problem) 10:50 AM
  • kashania: Well, tiger, obviously I don’t know for certain. I’m sure Sutherland and Bonynge had... 10:46 AM
  • armerjacquino: Ooops. Autocorrect disaster. That’s meant to say ‘ciccia̵ 7;. I presume... 10:05 AM
  • La Valkyrietta: And here is Birgit Nilsson remembering the first Marguerite ever at the Met, Christine... 10:01 AM

Deranged bedfellows

J. Howard Marshall II… it turned out, had owned 16 percent of the Koch family’s business, Koch Industries. When Mr. Steel asked Mr. Koch if he could make further gifts to save the company, Mr. Koch demurred, telling Mr. Steel that the Marshall family might be less than pleased…” [New York Times]

Paul Taylor grabs Koch

The Paul Taylor Dance Foundation has announced that the Paul Taylor Dance Company 2011-12 New York Season will be at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The three-week season will begin on March 13 and end on April 1, 2012.

Meet and grate

La Cieca’s spy attended today’s confab between George Steel (representing NYCO) and 29 singers and production personnel (AGMA) and 24 orchestra members (Local 802).

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NYCO “severely curtailing” fall season

“There are thousands of papers, stretching back over hundreds of years, affecting Belle Reve as, piece by piece, our improvident grandfathers and father and uncles and brothers exchanged the land for their epic fornications — to put it plainly! The four-letter word deprived us of our plantation, till finally all that was left — and Stella can verify that! — was the house itself and about twenty acres of ground, including a graveyard, to which now all but Stella and I have retreated!” [NYT]

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