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  • Cicciabella: I couldn’t watch the Don G ROH webstream last night, but this “novice̶ 1; live blog makes up for it:... 1:29 AM
  • Cicciabella: Thank you so much, manou, for taking the time to sum It all up. “bows to pressure”: not really. Productions are... 12:59 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Conga! number my favorite song in the show! 11:03 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Thank you manou. Great review. And good to hear that Osborn’s upper register didn’t betray him in the big... 10:35 PM
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  • Batty Masetto: Read it all, manou, and not too long at all, either. 9:58 PM
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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 »