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  • manou: That is a very good example too – it must be so frustrating to have so much talent and find that... 8:04 PM
  • laddie: Can Parterrians also use Tube Chop to post videos? I’ve been able to chop but cannot figure out... 8:00 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Don’t forget the autumn career of Martine van Hamel, truly a class act... 7:52 PM
  • Bill: Hartig does sing Mozart – Pamina and Susanna at least in Vienna. The voice is a bit more fragile... 7:41 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Ty manou :) And here’s a Baryshnikov goodie now that I know you’re a fan:... 7:31 PM
  • manou: Sorry to hear you are not well, Ivy. Do look after yourself. And wear cashmere, of course. 7:08 PM
  • MontyNostry: Oh, I didn’t realise who she was! She comes over as a complete bimbo, though the other... 6:55 PM
  • manou: Jungfer – I saw Baryshnikov in all the performances he gave here in London, including the ones... 6:53 PM
  • Baritenor: Huh. I had a production meeting for GIANNI SCHICCHI today, which Is of course based on Dante.... 6:48 PM
  • la vociaccia: different *from* recordings 6:41 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 »