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Cher Public

  • "A suitable opera about brave resistance to the American Imperialist Dogs. (In case..." - m. croche
  • "I was at the premiere and thought it was not only wearisome and unpleasant but..." - gironabalie
  • "What you’re looking for is more operas that mindlessly attack the United..." - La Cieca
  • "And a hungry guy in a dog suit showing up in a future world isn’t my idea of..." - la vociaccia
  • "Thank you for the Richard van Allan clip — I love that DVD performance of..." - tatiana
  • "You’re right, you can’t tell. And yet that didn’t stop you..." - armerjacquino
  • "How can I tell except what I can understand by what you write here. BTW the new opera..." - redbear
  • "Amber Wagner sang Ariadne here back in 2011 in a production which also included..." - chicagoing

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]