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Don’t bother me, I can’t Copley

So it turns out the spin from all of Good Old Uncle John’s chums may not be quite accurate after all. [New York Times]

Sommo giubilo, Eccellenza!

BREAKING: Peter Gelb (not pictured) announces that the Met will return its 1980s glory days as a hideously overpriced theme park! David McVicar whinges about literally everything! Exclusively in the New York Times! (Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

“You just want to kiss yourself, you sound so great”

“Are you kidding? I’m having it put in my casket. It was so exciting for me to go back and remember all the things that happened that night.” [New York Times]

Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony

In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann‘s Johnson.

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Gray lady

Denigrating myths about opera abound.

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Peter Gelb admits defeat

” Mr. Gelb chuckled and said, ‘I’m not going to find out’.”

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Una vittima della sventura

Remember the disastrous 2010 Traviata at the Met, “conducted” by Leonard Slatkin?

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You’ve got to climb Mount Everest

In this Sunday’s New York Times, Our Own JJ (not pictured except in spirit) examines why Bellini’s Norma should be considered “the Everest of Opera.”

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