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Cher Public

  • DellaCasaFan: Thank you, Lohengrin. I had some guesses about it, but always love to check Google’s... 9:28 AM
  • Lohengrin: “…..to the need to remain, at that time, close to his family.” It meens, he has... 9:15 AM
  • manou: Tutto nel mondo è burla. 9:13 AM
  • antikitschychick: Whoops. Sorry Satisfied! 9:06 AM
  • Bill: I gather that the Wiener Staatsoper is not scrapping the 4th performance of La Juive but rather just... 9:03 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: Google Translate is priceless: “Staying close to family and everything else is... 9:00 AM
  • Cicciabella: Restare vicino alla famiglia e tutto il resto è noia. 8:54 AM
  • Cicciabella: José Cura on stand-by. 8:50 AM
  • manou: “RestareR 30;.vicino alla sua famiglia” means “to stay near his family”... 8:35 AM
  • Satisfied: …and people give Gelb shit. 8:31 AM

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.