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  • Lohengrin: WSO also is jealous! 1:52 PM
  • Chanterelle: QPF you are on FIRE today! 1:49 PM
  • eric: That’s what I’m expecting. Pickets outside, and demonstrators inside the house, repeatedly... 1:47 PM
  • operaassport: What’s Speight’s lifelong dream? Finally admitting he likes men? 1:46 PM
  • Bill: Milady – the Met production of La Juive, which originated at the Wiener Staatsoper with Shicoff... 1:37 PM
  • DonCarloFanatic: Wild guesses: Speight Jenkins and Placido Domingo. 1:28 PM
  • m. croche: ” This anti-intellectuali sm and stagnation of the arts infects not only the US but the... 1:24 PM
  • ML: Quick reference: MW gives 4 uses, 1 taking an inanimate subject. AHD (ML’s favorite) gives 2,... 1:00 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: I was at one of those “Juives̶ 1;. When Shicoff took his shoes off and began the... 12:53 PM
  • manou: To which I can only answer (blushing) ambrosia! 12:49 PM

Even smiling makes my face ache

Call it brio, joie de vivre, zest, élan vital, perhaps Lebenslust. You might even call it “fun.” But no matter what you call it, that’s not the mood Renée Fleming was in when she dropped in for lunch with Muse at Bloomberg.