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  • louannd: Have been viewing snippets of his Otello (Rossini) on the Tube with Camarena as Rodrigo, different... 9:01 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Luigi Alva is alive. 9:00 PM
  • yappy: Distinguished Parterreans, even in my more active days I used to be hardly more than a lurker and... 8:55 PM
  • mia apulia: here is nobody like Pavarotti WAS, there are lots of people like he now is 8:52 PM
  • Batty Masetto: As long as it doesn’t look like a Spanish onion, it’s all good. Otherwise you... 8:43 PM
  • armerjacquino: Your kid goes under the knife, your job as a dad is to be there. 8:40 PM
  • armerjacquino: Someone ought to tell the Teatro Regio, CG, La Scala la Monnaie, and TCE Paris- he’s... 8:38 PM
  • phoenix: Yes, it’s on Sirius tomorrow (Thursday) night. I’ve never heard Erin Wall before... 8:36 PM
  • operaassport: Terfel got flack because it was something like finger surgery. If it had been heart surgery no... 8:33 PM
  • operaassport: Terfel got flack because it was something like finger surgery. If it had been heart surgery no 8:33 PM

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 »