Brazen overtures Brazen overtures

Norman Lebrecht is repeating gossip Conrad Osborne heard from Stephen Blier.

on December 17, 2018 at 11:05 AM
Who let the dogs out? Who let the dogs out?

Norman Lebrecht, as is increasingly his wont, emitted a vicious racially-charged dog whistle this morning.

on June 14, 2018 at 9:45 AM

One thing Norman Lebrecht does better than anyone in the business: whipping up a racist frenzy.

on April 26, 2018 at 11:43 AM
Warhorse Warhorse

Francesca da Rimini was performed at La Scala four times in 1950 and five times in 1959.

on April 16, 2018 at 11:04 AM
Slipped hypocrisy Slipped hypocrisy

Coot-owned and -operated blog which never reviews anything complains that the New York Times classical music section is reviewing the wrong things.

on November 22, 2017 at 4:19 PM
My metaphor was drawn from genocides My metaphor was drawn from genocides

Peter Gelb offering voluntary buyouts to a couple of dozen employees is precisely the same thing as Nazis murdering hundreds of people.

on September 28, 2017 at 5:36 PM
“And the usherette was all out of raspberry ripple lollies!” “And the usherette was all out of raspberry ripple lollies!”

Long-time followers of Norman Lebrecht will not be surprised in the least to hear this.

on August 01, 2017 at 12:20 PM
Deplorable disc Deplorable disc

Norman Lebrecht is a bloody-minded crank, but, honestly, some of the commenters on his site make him seem the reincarnation of Mother Teresa.

on January 12, 2017 at 8:30 AM
Trifecta of horror Trifecta of horror

Jackie Evancho! Andrea Bocelli! Donald Trump! I mean, what else do you want, a Zuni fetish doll eviscerating Karen Black?

on December 14, 2016 at 1:08 PM
Soprano fegato Soprano fegato

“It appears that 12.5 million Italians watched the liver relay of the original version of Madam Butterfly from La Scala,” claims Norman Lebrecht, which is perfectly accurate except that there was no organ meat involved in the telecast.

on December 10, 2016 at 8:53 AM
Tool time Tool time

Those of you who follow the blog Slipped Disc will not be at all surprised that Norman Lebrecht has taken the opportunity of this weekend’s difficulties at the Met to behave like a total dick.

on October 31, 2016 at 10:30 AM
A tale told by an idiot A tale told by an idiot

Braindead fucktard Norman Lebrecht makes two major errors of fact in two sentences.

on August 29, 2016 at 11:18 AM
Norman Lebrecht wants *you* to fact-check his next column Norman Lebrecht wants *you* to fact-check his next column

Braindead coot Norman Lebrecht gets it wrong again.

on July 19, 2016 at 8:30 PM

Veteran maroon Norman Lebrecht does it again.

on May 20, 2016 at 11:47 AM
Everyone’s an expert Everyone’s an expert

“No hitting? They got hitting! They got no defense!”

on March 01, 2016 at 8:52 AM
“I will applaud your discretion when you leave” “I will applaud your discretion when you leave”

There was a bit of a foofaraw over on Facebook yesterday involving two of your doyenne’s favorite people, in alphabetical order Christine Goerke and Norman Lebrecht.

on February 11, 2016 at 12:18 AM
“Never mind!” “Never mind!”

“In the first place,” Human Weasel Norman Lebrecht helpfully clarified, “it was not a gay bar the director wanted but a miners’ bar.”

on January 10, 2016 at 1:11 PM
Bête baignoire Bête baignoire

Why, look: Norman Lebrecht has found yet another reactionary cause to embrace!

on November 10, 2015 at 11:17 AM
Apotheosis Apotheosis

There is something for everyone on the internet, even classical music aficionados who are looking for fellow bacon-lovers to share stories about breastfeeding porn arrests.

on October 15, 2015 at 3:34 PM
Schadenfreude, schöner Götterfunken Schadenfreude, schöner Götterfunken

“One of the most highly-regarded pianists of our time, Grigory Sokolov, has refused to accept the Cremona Music Award 2015 because it has previously been awarded to the blogger Norman Lebrecht.”

on September 28, 2015 at 11:30 AM
When Caucasians collide When Caucasians collide

Here’s a charming example of an old European white male quoting another old European white male for the purpose of mansplaining to those silly Asians why they have no business getting offended at ethnic stereotypes.

on September 24, 2015 at 6:03 PM
Dog bites man, part infinity Dog bites man, part infinity

“The soup is hot; the soup is cold; Norman Lebrecht got it wrong again.”

on November 21, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Pulped friction Pulped friction

Prepare to have your eyes opened.

on October 30, 2014 at 2:31 PM
All right, God, you have my attention All right, God, you have my attention

Norman Lebrecht announces that Deborah Voigt , “one of the leading Brünnhildes of our time,” will join Rufus Wainwright to sing arias from Prima Donna (5) and will then join him in a duet of “If I Loved You” from Carousel and… oh, I just can’t.

on September 08, 2014 at 10:42 AM