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  • Cicciabella: She’s volunteering to join the negotiating committee as a soloist. How does this make her... 3:43 PM
  • Edward George: But Armer, according to Krunoslav, Pieczonka is North-American-Can adian, not Commonwealth-C... 2:27 PM
  • Byrnham Woode: 20 years of negotiating teams for Actors’ Equity as a rank and file representative of... 2:10 PM
  • armerjacquino: I’ve discussed this with people away from here, and I do find myself wondering what she... 1:58 PM
  • Dabrowski: Is there a list of other stars who have weighed in on this, one way or the other? If you read the... 1:49 PM
  • Dabrowski: I have mentioned this before, but you can look up the LM-2 disclosure forms of any union in the... 1:42 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Sidebar: During the rehearsal there was a sudden noise from the audience left side of the... 1:42 PM
  • oedipe: France musique will broadcast live from Montpellier, in about 30min. (at 2:00pm NY time),... 1:31 PM
  • Fidelia: Interesting indeed. I think you’ll enjoy that evening in Orange! The rest of us are looking... 1:30 PM
  • stignanispawn: The Crested Butte Rigoletto was terrific. Hope that it was reviewed. 1:07 PM

A hymn to heme

That 60 Minutes piece everyone’s been talking about, with Peter Gelb describing opera as “blood sport,” after the jump. Read more »

The revolution will be televised

Ah, finally a light begins to break: “60 Minutes is filming a long-planned segment on the Met, with the new production of Rigoletto providing a through line…. When [Michael] Mayer sprints down the aisles onto the stage to tweak a bit of business, he is trailed not just by a couple of staff directors with notebooks but often by a cameraman or two. A Japanese film crew has also been tailing him for its own documentary.” [New York Times]

More deceit and intrigue from LOC

La Cieca assumes that it was while changing frocks from citron to sage that America’s Multitasker Renée Fleming approved the above-pictured outdoor advertising for LOC’s impending season. Because, after all, what celebrity screams “Lyric Opera of Chicago” more obviously than Vanessa Williams? (Thanks to AC for the photo!)