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  • Milady DeWinter: You’re right on it, antikitcshy – there’s a lot of resentment and anger... 11:29 AM
  • aulus agerius: Lamentations abound, I’m sure! 11:28 AM
  • manou: Oops! Twitter: Metropolitan Opera ?@MetOpera 2m2 minutes ago For the performance of CARMEN on March... 11:02 AM
  • aulus agerius: Thanks Uman! That ending of Celesta Aida is quite spectacular! That and the baritonal... 10:56 AM
  • manou: Forget the high heels. 10:49 AM
  • manou: Grazie tanto. 10:44 AM
  • skoc211: Thanks for the advice! I’ll definitely be giving this a try. Which begs another question:... 10:42 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: Since Placido won’t go, and Leo is holding on, why should she retire? 10:27 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: “Don’t you get dismayed by the general level of bullshit in the public media night... 10:24 AM
  • ipomoea: +1 on hearing Kaufmann sing every note. I have attended: Tosca Parsifal (2) Werther (2) Walkure... 10:21 AM

Even smiling makes my face ache

Call it brio, joie de vivre, zest, élan vital, perhaps Lebenslust. You might even call it “fun.” But no matter what you call it, that’s not the mood Renée Fleming was in when she dropped in for lunch with Muse at Bloomberg.

Graeae lady

Bloomberg’s Zinta Lundborg, best known for sharing a single eye and a single tooth with Manuela Hoelterhoff, overlooked the opera on Wednesday night and instead reviewed the PR for Dark Sisters. When a man writes like this, we call it “bitchy,” so when a woman does it, can’t we call her “dickish?”   Read more »