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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

Statement from the Met: “The Met is proud of its history as a creative base for LGBT singers, conductors, directors, designers, and choreographers. We also stand behind all of our artists, regardless of whether or not they wish to publicly express their personal political opinions. As an institution, the Met deplores the suppression of equal rights here or abroad. But since our mission is artistic, it is not appropriate for our performances to be used by us for political purposes, no matter how noble or right the cause.” [via Culture Monster]