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  • Krunoslav: Marshie, hope you enjoy all of Mozart’s triplets! :) 2:15 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Mille grazie Clitissssisima adoree, send all my love to my CammiB and tell her that parterre... 2:08 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Correction: Sorry, Cammiest will be back in NY later this year. 1:41 PM
  • Clita del Toro: MARSHIE, wherever you are: Madame Camilliest wants me to tell youz that she is now in the... 1:40 PM
  • Ilka Saro: September 22 is also the birthdate of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. A pleasant coincidence that this... 1:34 PM
  • operaassport: You’re right. I actually forgot that Netrebko was in it having already seen her do it.... 12:49 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: After the Salzburg Leonora, Netrebko has taken the opera world hostage. If her LM is... 12:47 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Everyone have fun tonight, either at the performance or on the radio. I am going out to a... 12:41 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Let’s hope the “needle̶ 1; moves in the right direction. 11:51 AM
  • kashania: I guess it won’t imbed here. Oh well. I’m enjoying it so far. Surprisingly, he sings... 11:38 AM

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 »