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  • Stendhal: Sorry Ian – wish I could reply directly to you. Thanks for your response. So if we keep... 9:58 PM
  • DellaCasaFan: ianw2: you do not mention that Baumol’s theory is based on the quality-nonadjuste d... 9:56 PM
  • PokeyGascon: I was curious what exactly is the job description for a Bill Poster union member? I saw... 9:33 PM
  • ianw2: But isn’t that the whole point of the Baumol Effect- that standard market economics don’t... 9:16 PM
  • ianw2: I should probably add that even though the vast majority of ushers in Australia are on casual... 9:04 PM
  • m. croche: But I don’t see why they have to be unionised. Um, because they want to be unionized? 9:04 PM
  • kashania: I’m surprised to hear that the majority of ushers in the U.S. are volunteers. Volunteers are... 8:53 PM
  • Stendhal: “That’s exactly the point- there isn’t one.” Which is what I was hinting at. The... 8:53 PM
  • steveac10: And a part time job that is not a livelihood probably does not need a union. I was not being mean... 8:45 PM
  • philomel: Yes ianw2, I would think so. I have worked in Regional theaters were the ushers were volunteers,... 8:44 PM

Across a crowded plaza

pauloRecently denasaled bass-baritone Paulo Szot returns to South Pacific at the Vivian Beaumont tomorrow. [Broadwayworld.com]

Guessing game

westbroeck_annaYou can stop all your wondering about who will play Anna Nicole Smith in the eponymous oeuvre by Mark-Anthony Turnage (The Silver Tassie) and Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer: the Opera), scheduled for a premiere at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden in February 2011. It’s Eva-Maria Westbroek, seen here in the (ahem) Titelpartie of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Read more »

Private dancer

filianoti_thumbHunkentenor Giuseppe Filianoti performs a little “risqué business” in this trailer for a new production of L’elisir d’amore that opened last night at the Bayerische Staatsoper.
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voi sapete quel che fa

According to BBC News, “Classical star” Katherine Jenkins hopes to “take up” Placido Domingo‘s “offer” to “train” her to be an “opera singer.” “Placido Domingo has offered to train me and I’ll probably go to his house when we both have the time free,” Jenkins explained. “He’s a very generous person and he’s always trying to encourage young singers. He thinks he can help me and give me advice and I’m always keen to learn. He’s a great person to learn from.”

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