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Cher Public

  • EarlyRomantic: Born on this day in 1955 soprano Cheryl Studer. Happy 59th birthday soprano Cheryl Studer.... 8:05 AM
  • Indiana Loiterer III: The “instrumentalizati on” of serious art is its subordination to a social or cultural... 8:04 AM
  • manou: http://tinyurl.com /nadutpo ? 7:44 AM
  • armerjacquino: Cocoa- dead right. Also, it takes a certain kind of toxic mindset to look at the way someone... 6:59 AM
  • manou: What if Saudi Arabia is your country, you are female, and you want to drive your car? 6:46 AM
  • Cicciabella: I think the use of the words “those foreigners” answers your question, Jamie01. 6:46 AM
  • Jamie01: As per armerjaquino above what if France is your country, and you want to wear the niqab? 6:43 AM
  • thenoctambulist: Yeah, just name calling something as “dumb” is proof of intellectual superiority... 6:28 AM
  • Often admonished: I think GU is pointing out that so far, and especially in Northern Europe, it’s been... 6:06 AM
  • La Cieca: This “right to privacy” is something of a slippery slope. The way the law is currently... 5:43 AM

The battle is on

“The labor strife at the Metropolitan Opera took on a new urgency Wednesday, when the company’s general manager, Peter Gelb, sent its orchestra, chorus, stagehands and other workers letters warning them to prepare for a lockout if no contract deal is reached by next week.” [New York Times]

Petered out

Daniel Wakin reports that “WQXR pulled a blog posting critical of the Metropolitan Opera’s new Ring cycle last month after the Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, personally complained to the radio station’s top executive…. The Met has a small sponsorship arrangement with WQXR, which for decades has broadcast live Met performances on Saturdays.”   Read more »

A Ring is Born

mumford_starTamara Mumford (Flosshilde in Das Rheingold) explains the concept of the Met’s new production of the Ring.   Read more »