Cher Public

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.

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 in the theater, with Anthony Tommasini and Ben Brantley boldly in agreement throughout.

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.   Read more »

“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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“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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Lede buried

They were there, opera insiders said, because Chelsea Clinton is a friend of the tenor Vittorio Grigolo, who was playing the Chevalier, Manon’s true love.”

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Woolfe at the door

Longtime Friend of the Box Zachary Woolfe (left) climbs onto the masthead of the New York Times as their new classical music editor, starting Monday.

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Je sens une pure flamme

Our Own JJ‘s take on the Massenet will not appear until next week, but for now you are invited to make do with Zachary Woolfe‘s rave in the New York Times.

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Dog bites man, part infinity

“The soup is hot; the soup is cold; Norman Lebrecht got it wrong again.”

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Anna Netrebko

The seven percent solution

You figured it out a fortnight ago, cher public.

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