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liver“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, and it was seen by 2.6 million Italians, not 12.5 million. Oh, and one other factoid escaped the notoriously slipshod “journalist’s” attention.  Read more »

Tool time

dickThose 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.

A tale told by an idiot

digitalBraindead fucktard Norman Lebrecht makes two major errors of fact in two sentences writing about opera set design, is corrected by the actual set designer, allows the story to stand without correction for three days so far.

Norman Lebrecht wants *you* to fact-check his next column

Braindead coot Norman Lebrecht gets it wrong again.

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Veteran maroon Norman Lebrecht does it again.

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Everyone’s an expert

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

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“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.

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“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.”

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