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  • MontyNostry: He’s meant to be doing a recital in London later this year. I wonder if he will turn up. 7:12 PM
  • MontyNostry: But it apparently got 10 Oscar nominations and even won one – for costumes, admittedly. 7:11 PM
  • RobNYNY: Anne of the 1K Days was also partially in blank verse, a surefire formula for success in Hollywood. 7:10 PM
  • MontyNostry: Gosh, and I had no idea that the writer of The Lion in Winter (James Goldman) also wrote the... 6:55 PM
  • MontyNostry: Well, I had no idea about that. I do, however, remember being bored in that movie back in 1972... 6:54 PM
  • MontyNostry: And who’s this Marchallin [sic]? 6:46 PM
  • Cicciabella: BBC’s following Mantel. In the books Anne Boleyn also has a French accent and calls... 6:29 PM
  • Camille: La Valkyriettaest! You must, MUST beg, borrow from NYPAL, or EVEN purloin this bellISSImo film! The... 6:18 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Edith Wharton, yes, the picture is from the movie, I saw it. Thank you beaucoup. Why is... 5:39 PM
  • littoraldrift: “I’m assuming she sang her role stationed in an outer hall of the recording studio or,... 5:32 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!)