Cher Public

  • Gualtier M: For one thing I felt that the Immolation Scene was the best thing all night. I was upstairs in the front balcony. The... 4:59 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: And what was that? 4:34 PM
  • jrance: Hmmm…I guess this concert was also given in the parallel universe, for CC’s description of the singing doesn’t... 4:28 PM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: Supposedly there was a big gala farewell dinner for JL, friends and donors on the Fledermaus Act II set on the Met stage. 3:59 PM
  • La Cieca: Yes, no doubt that is why Gelb consented to a last-minute change of plans about Levine’s retirement and agreed to the... 3:25 PM
  • Signor Bruschino: I get the feeling that Gelb has been doing everything possible to not be very gracious in Levines departure 3:14 PM
  • sogalitno: also want to add that i think its downright mean that the met did not stream on sirius these last MET Concerts by Levine. If he... 2:56 PM
  • sogalitno: very touching. wish i had been there. … hope someone has put this down for posterity… somehow. 2:53 PM

The present future

YouthWell, when the New York Times goes into a tizzy, you know times are hard, cher public, but your doyenne is ready to ride to the rescue, hakeo don’t panic.  Read more »

Command-W

“In opera, voice is everything.” [New York Times]

Not nobody, not nohow!

“Mr. Luisi won praise replacing Mr. Levine time after time, particularly in a costly version of Wagner’s Ring cycle—though, perhaps in a sign of the situation’s delicacy, the two conductors have never met in person.” [New York Times]

Colonel Gelb

The double negative has led to proof positive

La Cieca thinks she knows who the murderer is.

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Kremlin

The toothless tiger rules the restless jungle

It’s up to you, cher public, to try to decide for yourself what, if anything, this bizarre story in the New York Times means.

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Smokin

80, girls, 80

The Met’s pilot program of octogenarian outreach looks to be a smashing success.

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Top

You’re the pants on a Roxy usher

Count on the New York Times to include in a photo caption all the information you really wanted to know.

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White Chicks

Beige like me

Leave it to the New York Times to present a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred debate on the explosive subject of race, with Anthony Tommasini and Ben Brantley boldly in agreement throughout.

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talks

The puff preliminary

Anna, Bart and Peter talk about the Met’s new season with the always engaging Michael Cooper of the New York Times.

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Naming Rights

“We’re looking at everything”

Naming rights, Sunday performances, an extension of the Met’s lobby forward into Lincoln Center Plaza . . . Peter Gelb puts all that and more on the table.

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