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  • messa di voce: Won’t cuts in salaries now have some effect on the Met’s pension obligations down... 9:42 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Thanks again Marianne for these lovely two selections. I keep going back to them. I guess I... 9:25 PM
  • kashania: olliedawg: Not to suggest that you didn’t catch my meaning. I just felt like emphasising. 9:12 PM
  • kashania: olliedawg: What I meant is that if people hear that you’ve had your pay cut, they feel sorry... 9:06 PM
  • Krunoslav: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=ayp0 fnRo7r0 httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=VREd 9XA4fyY 9:05 PM
  • ML: Bill, I have a tough question you might be able to answer. The Wiener Staatsoper archive and the Deutsche... 9:01 PM
  • olliedawg: Agreed, kashania, nuance doesn’t ever seem to play all that well “out there”,... 8:57 PM
  • Lohenfal: The Abbado recording is the one I know. There was a concert performance in NYC in 1997 by the... 8:50 PM
  • ML: That’s because, unusually in these parts nowadays, it respects the work it is purporting to present. 8:43 PM
  • ML: Agreed. Good comment. 8:28 PM

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.