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Romeo and politics

La Cieca is informed that the opening night of San Francisco Opera’s Roméo et Juliette was delayed by an “Impeach Trump” demonstration, with hundreds of flyers dropped into the auditorium. [Twitter]

Si ridesta in ciel l’aurora e n’è forza di partire

As La Cieca has said so often, there is nothing tackier than a low-budget regional production of Traviata.

Mannes Ehre, ewige mocked

“In this divisive moment in American politics, the Ring may feel newly relevant, epitomized by Michael Cohen, the former lawyer for President Trump, pointing to himself during recent congressional hearings, warning of what can happen when you are dazzled by power.”  Read more »

Met: We love the gays; won’t protest Putin

“The Met is proud of its history as a creative base for LGBT singers, conductors, directors, designers, and choreographers.”

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