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  • Feldmarschallin: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=g2-Y nN6-q2s 7:35 AM
  • Cicciabella: It means Lohengrin has a royal date with Loge and today the water of the river Scheldt is dark... 7:34 AM
  • Cicciabella: Re her returning to the Concertgebouw within a year, I’m not surprised by that. I have no... 7:25 AM
  • RobNYNY: Was? 6:59 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Happy Birthday Diva! httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=hzQ nPz6TpGc 6:55 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Lohengrin bleibt es dabei heute vor der Königsloge? Dunkelblau ist heute die Farbe :) 6:51 AM
  • David: Jonathan Summers isn’t British. But then I’m sure you knew that 5:44 AM
  • redbear: Yes. A long life. His Also Sprach was first performed today in 1896. 5:27 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Didn’t he die in 1949? 5:20 AM
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Hurling

It shouldn’t take you but a moment to find the great huge clunking error of fact in this Vanity Fair profile of Joyce DiDonato. And that publication is usually at its best when discussing dead rich people!

United we…?

backstageWe’ve all had a rough time in the last few years; but cultural institutions have had it worse than they could have possibly imagined. With a business model that relies entirely on private donations to achieve fiscal viability, the challenge to make ends meet has never been greater.  Read more »

La Cieca’s favorite couple of sentences from that Vanity Fair piece, and why

vanity_gelbVolpe, who is 69, wants to set the record straight, now that Peter Gelb is being held up as the architect of a new, dynamic Met: with enough money, he too could have been creative. ‘Peter spends money in ways I never could,’ Volpe told me. ‘If I had Mercedes Bass and I could have spent money upon money in those days, it would have been a lot different. But I couldn’t. You know, I couldn’t’.” Read more »