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  • PCally: +1 Ivy’s comment. Rhian Lois may never go beyond the soubrette repertoire. Does that mean she... 12:49 PM
  • phoenix: A successful ‘import̵ 7; to Glasgow – broadcast this morning on BBC. Poulenc-Ravel... 12:34 PM
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  • armerjacquino: The goal posts do not move. No one needs to import a Zerlina or Masetto, ever. EVER. And with... 11:42 AM
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  • Krunoslav: At least in this country, Netrebko’s Zerlinas were the very understandable result of... 10:40 AM
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“And the portions are so large!”

A parterre reader just back from the matinee of Powder Her Face relates this story of two elderly ladies seated in the second row, barely arms-length from the stageful of naked male extras who invaded the Duchess’s hotel room.   Read more »