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  • Quanto Painy Fakor: On this day Susan Danis warns of the possible demise of the Florida Grand Opera if they... 10:09 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Thanks! As for the expletives … uh, well, lol. 10:09 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Sorry here’s her operabase. http://operabase.c om/a/Liudmyla_Mona styrska/10472 10:08 AM
  • Poison Ivy: In fairness to the Met and her schedule in the past few years has been lots of Aidas … 10:08 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: Forgive the typos. More coffee needed. “BlartedR 21; = blare and fart, mix in... 10:06 AM
  • Poison Ivy: The conducting was even slower last night. The overture actually sounded asleep. And the... 10:05 AM
  • Porgy Amor: Hmm…well, now I am curious to hear it. If it is Vickers, then a lot of people, including... 10:03 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: Well done Ivy. I was so looking forward to this too – and felt your disappointment... 10:03 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: Porgy and Ouf, it’s available on Spotify (for free). Just enter “fidelio karajan... 9:40 AM
  • 98rsd: I saw two acts of the dress rehearsal: there were indeed NO words coming from the soprano. But other... 9:37 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 »