Cher Public

  • la vociaccia: I have no words. How someone who would say something like that ever found himself in opera is fucking beyond me. I mean. Wow 7:48 PM
  • manou: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=-xci 9XyvKqo or https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=-xci 9XyvKqo 7:35 PM
  • m. croche: Dinner with David (totes NSFW) 7:09 PM
  • Krunoslav: ‘And I can’t think of [snip] a better La Cieca tha[n] Forrester.’ Camilla Rota and Maria Amadini rain down Italian... 7:05 PM
  • le cerf agile: For David Gockley’s bourgeois dinners: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=kHVq GpZrW34 6:49 PM
  • LT: The second video can be found on the Met’s facebook page. 6:41 PM
  • whiskey per tutti: What a curious comment for him of all people to make. What about the many premieres and commissions during his tenure... 6:22 PM
  • jackoh: What makes Hoffmann worthwhile to me is that it is a meditation on an artist and his life. It is one thing to produce art, it is... 6:12 PM

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]