Cher Public

And I am telling you I’m not going

“I never said that I was stepping away from the opera stage for good. Never, never, never did I say that to anybody. . . . I think it misleads people … They sort of imagine that I’m an opera singer and I’m now retiring. So I just want to make sure that gets cleared up.” [Philadelphia Public Radio]

Shocked disbelief

“Her expression is one of shocked disbelief. Her appearance is incongruous to this setting. She is daintily dressed in a white suit with a fluffy bodice, necklace and earrings of pearl, white gloves and a hat, looking as if she were arriving at a summer tea or cocktail party in the garden district. She is five years older than Stella. Her delicate beauty must avoid strong light. There is something about her uncertain manner, as well as her white clothes, that suggest a moth.” [New York Times]