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  • operaassport: In keeping with how things go these days, everything cancels in advance in anticipation. Rather... 8:00 PM
  • antikitschychick: what.a.treat!! Thank so much for this Cieca. How refreshing to hear Pavarotti in his early... 7:34 PM
  • Sempre liberal: Yep – snow stopped an a while ago. If the MET wants to do the show tonight, I’ll... 7:24 PM
  • thirdlady: p.s. and, hate to say it, but it’s not actually snowing AT ALL right now in NYC… 7:21 PM
  • thirdlady: Super-disappointed as well. And the irony is that we had tickets for Thursday that I had to switch... 7:19 PM
  • Ruxxy: Dear ol Mario – he never could quite find the volume knob…. 6:56 PM
  • PushedUpMezzo: And PB’s outfit reminds me of those Gautier sailors httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=6... 6:50 PM
  • MontyNostry: I’m hoping to catch AMM in Poliuto (with Michael Fabiano) at Glyndebourne this summer.... 6:36 PM
  • Camille: It is turning out to be some consolation for tonight’s cancellation, so I am glad for its... 6:28 PM
  • armerjacquino: Ha! Many many much worse things happened that week, Camille, but your concern on mum’s... 6:24 PM

The maestro trap

“Il maestro Fabio Luisi dirige correttamente e talora anche con qualche eleganza; ma sta così male sul podio! Ora si abbassa a destra, ora a sinistra, ora salta, ora dà inutili attacchi, ora si butta in basso a urtare il leggio con la fronte. Sembra un topo che stia scappando a un pipistrello.” [Corriere della sera]