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  • m. croche: Which may be the worst-ever set-up line for a “three guys walk into a bar” joke. 9:28 PM
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  • m. croche: Horst Wessel. Brandon Teena. Matthew Shepard. 9:20 PM
  • RobNYNY1957: I heard Lindholm only once in the house. Turandot in Cologne, 1981-1982 season. She got the job... 9:16 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: I doubt if Adam’s score will have any lasting impact on music history.... 9:10 PM
  • Rudolf: @ MontyNostry This is hilarious! Abigaille as bee-keeper with her favourite … what? …... 8:38 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Thanks for the review and thanks for the posted reviews, as not being in New York City I was... 8:29 PM
  • bluecabochon: The planting of trees in Israel has another meaning in the Jewish culture, as it has long been... 8:23 PM
  • Dabrowski: “Do people protesting about anti-Semitism tend to bomb cinemas?” Well, the JDL is... 7:55 PM

Mourning in America

“Taken by itself, the St. Matthew Passion felt a little mundane. But compared to Zauberflöte, it could have been the Second Coming.” Our Own JJ was in no mood last week, it seems. [New York Observer]

Wedding bell blues

Our Own JJ (not pictured) writes in the New York Observer, “The combination of the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night—one of the most glamorous social events of the year, in theory at least—and a new production of Le Nozze di Figaro—which is, after all, about a wedding—should result in a doubly gala event. So it’s twice as disappointing that Monday night’s performance of the Mozart masterpiece turned into a four-hour fizzle.” (Photo: Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera)

Chorus of the exiled protesters

“A philosophical espousal of the principle of protest doesn’t entail an endorsement of the content of a particular demonstration. I applaud the Klinghoffer protesters for voicing their opinions, but that doesn’t stop me from saying that I find those opinions ill-informed, inept and downright dangerous.” [New York Observer]

opening night

Tiara in the aisles

Our Own JJ (pictured) is off to cover the Met’s opening night.

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Labor

And all the rest is talk

“Labor! Oh, the problem of labor at the Met is gargantuan,” Our Own JJ (not pictured) would have said, had he thought of it.

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acis

The secret of nymph

Mark Morris’ staging of Acis and Galatea at Lincoln Center is everything good about summer condensed into two hours.

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Paradine Case

Contrariwise

“The dark clouds hovering over Mr. Gelb should not obscure his very real achievements.”

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Euryanthe

Campus radical

“Mr. Burden did his best to wrestle with what looked like a disused Dale Chihuly chandelier, but…”

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eno_klinghoffer

Clash by day

Our Own JJ (not pictured) debates Tim Smith, classical music critic of the Baltimore Sun, on the topic of the Met’s cancellation of the HD telecast of The Death of Klinghoffer.

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Mariella Devia

La regina d’Inghilterra ho veduto cantar

“At Carnegie Hall last Thursday, a capacity crowd witnessed what might be the final official act of a monarch who has reigned for more than four decades.”

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