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  • Regina delle fate: Opolesa even ;) 6:15 AM
  • Regina delle fate: Or should that be Krisette Olopesa? 6:14 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Perhaps he will sing all seven but sometimes he does give so much I think he might need a... 6:13 AM
  • Regina delle fate: The singer who has in fact been shown the door at the Met is Listine Oropais. 6:13 AM
  • Regina delle fate: Call me a cynic but the idea of “serenità 221; reigning ANYWHERE ANY TIME around... 6:10 AM
  • Regina delle fate: Why would Jonas cancel? He sang the whole run in London as far as I’m aware. 6:08 AM
  • Regina delle fate: The Covent Garden one could be fixed by jettisoning the tired old “museum-c... 6:03 AM
  • Regina delle fate: It surely can’t be worse that the two productions it replaces, seen in Milan and... 6:01 AM
  • Regina delle fate: Bill is the doyen round here, but I loved many of the same Susannas, though I don’t... 5:58 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well Rome isn’t exactly an opera capital is it? The Italian houses are not what they... 5:54 AM

Hall of shame

“What I find bizarre is the insistence that no one—not the school, not Opera North, not the local education authority—is being homophobic. Instead, we have the strange position that, because the children are of primary-school age, these lines are too difficult and confusing for them.”

The lines in question are “Of course I’m queer/That’s why I left here/So if you infer/That I prefer/A lad to a lass/ And I’m working class/ I’d have to concur.” [The Guardian]