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Cher Public

  • la vociaccia: Going out on a tremendous limb to say that you probably read/post on Il Corriere della grisi 4:09 PM
  • ML: ML’s best-ever Tosca was Eva Marton, with MTT conducting, LOL. Now shoot me! 3:55 PM
  • Clita del Toro: E abaniti o liu, trembaba tubbo Rhumba??? 3:51 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Kruno, where did you find that photo of “RobertoR 21;? Sorry, I don’t really... 3:47 PM
  • robertovillalba: Callas dramatic accent is her “voce piangente”, she sings everything like... 3:23 PM
  • ML: Invasion — check MH17 hit by separatists — check Russian equipment — check Bluevicks, I... 3:14 PM
  • Krunoslav: robertovillalba squeaked: “Callas lacks dramatic accent.” I HAFF SPOKEN!... 3:08 PM
  • Bluevicks: Well dear ML, if you are ”not sure”, why are you claiming that m.croche̵... 3:05 PM
  • Krunoslav: Jaho sang a wonderful Liu and a very good Cio-Cio-San in Philadelphia in 2009. She sounded a lot... 3:05 PM
  • ML: She sang a natural and vocally beautiful Violetta in Munich in May 2013, preferable to Damrau’s... 3:02 PM

Scarred for life

“This, after all, is opera, opera in New York, not some dainty pastime like professional hockey, and the stage is crowded with grumbling members of the old guard who aren’t renewing subscriptions, disenchanted reviewers, vendors of vitriol on blogs like Parterre Box…” [New York Times]

Bloomberg onions

Clifton Webb, silly!The multi-slashed Manuela Hoelterhoff (Bloomberg editrix/spouse to disgruntled New York City Opera intendant manquée Francesca Zambello/grouch emeritus) dipped her goose quill in venom this morning once again to take on her favorite subject, i.e., how NYCO has gone to hell in a handbasket ever since they didn’t hire her girlfriend to run the place.  Read more »