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  • Jamie01: I’m very skeptical of a 30 minute intermission. And a 7:30 start really means they dim the... 1:31 PM
  • perfidia: Sorry. Greg Morris. Now and forever. 1:30 PM
  • Krunoslav: ” …the pauses for scene changes should be very brief to nonexistent.” ; Wish that... 1:16 PM
  • Krunoslav: Boy, rysanekfreak, I HATE that Shaving Scene and think it be far the worst music in any of the... 1:15 PM
  • rysanekfreak: How many times have y’all seen the Zerlina-Leporello duet in Act II of Don Giovanni? I... 1:00 PM
  • rysanekfreak: Mae West would probably tell you that “shorter is not better.” 12:55 PM
  • MontyNostry: manou, for shame! 12:50 PM
  • manou: Should there be one less “o” in her last name? 12:17 PM
  • MontyNostry: Witch, ya know! 12:07 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: have you considered that the idea behind this was not entirely visual but also aural? You... 11:56 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.