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  • NPW-Paris: Or a couscous royal. She was Queen of Carthage after all. 2:58 AM
  • Krunoslav: “Elliot Madore made a particularly amorous Aeneas who could barely keep his hands off his beauteous Dido. Unfortunately... 11:58 PM
  • Krunoslav: Langoustines grillées sauce aux huïtres? 11:56 PM
  • Jack Jikes: Yes! Someone finally said it. 11:45 PM
  • Sanford: Sorry httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=iREn rAiNO-E 11:26 PM
  • Sanford: Just sayin’ https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=iREn rAiNO-E 11:25 PM
  • Sanford: She apparently borrowed the dress from Morticia. 11:24 PM
  • antikitschychick: sorry my comment was in response to armerj’s post above concerning AN and Lady Macbeth. 9:23 PM

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]

The double negative has led to proof positive

La Cieca has been mulling over Michael Cooper‘s recent “bizarreNew York Times story about Peter Gelb‘s rationale for the putative departure (or non-departure, as the case may be) of James Levine from the Met, and after a lot of pondering she thinks she has this thing figured out. Inspector, will you ask the guests to gather in the Eleanor Belmont Room?   Read more »

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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Hoffmann

“Venez-vous me mettre en bustier, cher auteur de mes maux?”

“Few operas better represent a moment such as ours, when stability and long-held certainties are hard to come by, particularly in regard to sexuality.”

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