Who are the dancers today? Who sings?

Here’s a lesson to us all: if you carefully manage your voice, choose your roles meticulously and patiently wait until the correct moment, you too can end your life as a bitter old lady without a nice word to say about anyone. [Limelight]

Thanking you so much

La Scoopenda tries on Vera Galupe-Borszkh‘s mantle of grandezza for an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer (“I don’t even know where Indiana, Pa., is – but I’m going there soon, for a concert”), describing herself as being from the old school, “especially compared to the young turks running around on the operatic stages in Europe these days, sometimes wearing nothing but their underwear. Opera over there has become quite a youthful pursuit and competitive sport.”