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  • operadunce: They probably didn’t do much waltzing down on the farm in Pontevedro. :) 4:14 AM
  • Cicciabella: Brilliant, m.croche! I wonder how many critics actually look at the score before they write a... 4:08 AM
  • m. croche: The fairly strict, unvarying meter does indeed create a distancing effect – a big step away... 2:48 AM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=2SZs xTBCzoA ATTENZIONE!!!! Today Anna and Piotr called La Cieca and... 2:18 AM
  • La Cieca: I may be wrong about this as I have no Hungarian at all, but the use of this meter with its... 2:10 AM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=mn0T fE1Hewc O must be losing it!!! Here I am thinking of... 1:57 AM
  • Bill: Marika Oszvald – sorry for incorrect spelling above. I met her a couple of years ago after a... 12:18 AM
  • Satisfied: Missed the “relevant thread.” And even if so, does it really matter that it was... 12:09 AM
  • Bill: It looks to be Marika Osvold – a legendary Soubrette in Budapest (she was always doing... 11:57 PM
  • m. croche: Ah, well you see the meter of Hiawatha and Bluebeard all have their roots in the ancient... 11:40 PM

Small and inconvenient

“Though there was already talk of the erection, in remote metropolitan distances ‘above the Forties,’ of a new Opera House which should compete in costliness and splendour with those of the great European capitals, the world of fashion was still content to reassemble every winter in the shabby red and gold boxes of the sociable old Academy. Read more »

Weekly housekeeping

Your doyenne is no good at housewifely duties, so you will forgive her for thinking yesterday was Sunday and so announcing the “on this day” events a day early, won’t you? If not, you can fold your complaints about La Cieca’s slovenliness into this week’s discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.

Crush

Take your time promenading, cher public, but please return in time to discuss off-topic and general interest subjects before the bell rings for the next act.

Pompadour

Alla pompadour che s’appresta, meco, o schiava, assisterai!

Appearances to the contrary, La Cieca is not teasing when she invites the cher public (pictured) to enjoy discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.

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Un-gay

The doyenne’s lament

As we trudge into the final week of 2014, La Cieca can only echo her Doppelgängerin in the vintage cartoon above.

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intermission

Serious business

La Cieca (left) reminds her cher public that it is time once again for conversation about off-topic and general interest discussion on the very important and weighty subject of The Opera.

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White Rabbit

No late seating

Your tardy doyenne (pictured) invites the cher public to make the most of what remains of this week to enjoy off-topic and general interest discussions.

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Melodrame

Too, too much

The cher public are invited to lose control as they discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.

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Foyer

Robes de soirée

Put on your Sunday clothes, cher public, in preparation for a nice long discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.

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Trigere

The little black dress

La Cieca invites the cher public (pictured) to discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.

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