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Lessons in love and vehemence

All the more reason to admire the already splendiferous Barbara Hannigan as she gently and tactfully slaps down the obstreperous Norman LebrechtRead more »

Don Pasquale di Correzione

Writing, ironically, for the Spectator, Norman Lebrecht reveals himself once more to be no observer at all. His brief account of a visit to La Scala is riddled with factual errors. (The wrong-headedness of his opinions is of course beyond dispute.) Read more »

“It all depends on whose ox is being gored”

One thing Norman Lebrecht does better than anyone in the business: whipping up a racist frenzy.  Read more »

Winter meeting: the top ten parterre posts for February 2018

Even the news of the Met’s upcoming season and coverage of important revivals of Semiramide and Parsifal couldn’t hold a candle to the cher public’s interest in the star pairing of Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano.

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Quote unquote

Either venomous fishwife Norman Lebrecht has deliberately misquoted and misinterpreted what Jonas Kaufmann said in a recent interview, or else Jonas Kaufmann needs to go fuck himself.

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“I don’t think you need to have a difficult childhood to be funny, but it helps”

Happy 63rd birthday cartoonist Roz Chast.

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Slipped hypocrisy

Coot-owned and -operated blog which never reviews anything complains that the New York Times classical music section is reviewing the wrong things.

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My metaphor was drawn from genocides

Peter Gelb offering voluntary buyouts to a couple of dozen employees is precisely the same thing as Nazis murdering hundreds of people.

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Norman Lebrecht wants *you* to fact-check his next column

Braindead coot Norman Lebrecht gets it wrong again.

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If it quacks like a Lebrecht

Peter Gelb says opera in the United States is having trouble finding an audience.”

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