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Barihunk John Chest headlines San Francisco Opera’s Billy Budd in the fall of 2019.

on May 09, 2018 at 12:40 PM

Opera Chic reported a couple of days ago that “[t]he Italian mezzo married her longtime boyfriend, big buff Swiss bass-baritone, Oliver Widmer. However, there is no official confirmation of the nuptials, and a closer reading of the Chic’s purported source for the news suggests that Bartoli and her beau are “just good friends,” as we…

on February 10, 2011 at 10:10 AM

“Faye Dunaway‘s Master Class Movie: What The Hell Happened?” [Michael Musto]

on December 20, 2010 at 2:19 PM

Today’s gossip riddle: what does the Met’s upcoming Mary Zimmerman production of Rossini’s Armida have in common with the above-referenced classic of cheesy 1950s science fiction?

on March 19, 2010 at 1:46 PM

La Cieca offers her congratulations to fellow gossipmonger Perez Hilton, who has scooped the world with a story about Rufus Wainwright‘s opera Prima Donna, due for a world premiere production in… oh, wait a minute. Did La Cieca say “scooped the world?” What she meant to say was, “picked up on the story a mere…

on March 20, 2009 at 11:11 PM