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Hoops to swell her Pride

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Opera, queens

La Cieca hears that for the first time in recorded history, the Metropolitan Opera will have an official presence in the Pride March this Sunday. The Met’s contingent, which includes a float graced by Anthony Roth Costanzo and Stephanie Blythe (both singing live, the latter dressed by Machine Dazzle) as well as over 100 company employees marching.

Vo’ farmi più gaia, più fulgida ancora

This float (artist’s conception) will perhaps anchor New York City Opera’s presence in tomorrow’s Pride parade. Says the company’s rep, “City Opera invites you, our fans, to march with the artists who create the operas you love. Join us on June 25th, at 12:00 pm and show your pride for love, equality, and opera.”