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Cher Public

  • "Royal Opera House press release Due to serious family and personal reasons,..." - Resistopiu
  • "on Britten on Rake’s Progress – the music itself serves only as media for..." - phoenix
  • "I miss your posts, Feld!" - phoenix
  • "Another exceptional review, Ivy. Thank you." - damekenneth
  • "Stupid nested comments, why did my reply to m. croche end up there when I hit..." - Henry Holland
  • "Nah, m. croche, not going to play the “But…. but…but what..." - Henry Holland
  • "Re: The Rake’s Progress, I’ll quote Benjamin Britten, who saw it at..." - Henry Holland
  • "For the balletomanes, Ratmansky’s reconstruction of Sleeping Beauty:..." - Poison Ivy

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 »