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  • La Cieca: Yes, you are right – I was working from memory. Volpe replaced the tired, traditional Carmen... 2:01 AM
  • steveac10: Well, that and he quit borrowing shows for his star tenors’ vanity projects. The thing this... 1:50 AM
  • La Cieca: Nobody in the orchestra is grossing $145K. “The average full-time orchestra member earned... 1:43 AM
  • CwbyLA: @imhere, if the labor costs have always been 66% of the budget, pre-Gelb and during the Gelb regime,... 1:38 AM
  • Krunoslav: “Sly: Another borrowed show.” Yeah, and someone cut the Family Stone. Great nostalgic... 1:12 AM
  • Krunoslav: Maybe in 2001 Tomlinson was, like, distracted by the Second Flower Maiden’s really AWESOME... 12:44 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: “the tap on the shoulder” I haven’t heard that expression in years. Maybe... 12:33 AM
  • La Cieca: Other cost saving measures are not directly relevant to the current negotiations, which are... 11:53 PM
  • Satisfied: Rumored for awhile now….apparen tly she’ll perform Elsa first in Dresden with... 11:42 PM
  • Henry Holland: Here’s an example of why I think the house is too damn big. I went to a Parsifal at the... 11:40 PM

Sticks and stones

Here’s a story in which practically nobody in authority comes off well. Daniel Harding conducts a concert at La Scala that includes a selection from Tristan und Isolde, about which the Corriere della Sera‘s venerable critic Paolo Isotta snipes “Harding’s conducting was so soft it made you think he wanted to back the unfounded theory that Wagner was homosexual.” So then La Scala’s GM Stéphane Lissner kicks Isotta off the press list for the company: he can still review Scala events but will have to pay for his own ticket. [The Telegraph]