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  • Bill: Gabor Bretz is really a fine singer – have heard him often in Budapest. He is doing some... 9:19 AM
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  • Will: Hans, Michael Maniaci may be of the Oberlin type, but may be something else altogether. I have heard... 9:02 AM
  • Sanford: I’ve known Nicholas for several years. In fact, my first stage role in 23 years was in... 9:02 AM
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  • La Valkyrietta: Krunoslav, thank you, I had not seen that beautiful photo of the “knave” ;. In the... 6:05 AM
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Petered out

Daniel Wakin reports that “WQXR pulled a blog posting critical of the Metropolitan Opera’s new Ring cycle last month after the Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, personally complained to the radio station’s top executive…. The Met has a small sponsorship arrangement with WQXR, which for decades has broadcast live Met performances on Saturdays.”   Read more »

The shop around the corner

La Cieca’s lovely and talented colleague Olivia Giovetti takes on the Met’s gift shop in the latest installment of her WQX-Aria blog. La Cieca herself is of at the very least two minds about the changes to the gift shop, but she’ll invite you, the cher public, to chew on this issue before starts gnawing on the bone.