Cher Public

Lede buried

“…Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton were in the audience, with their daughter, Chelsea, and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky. They were there, opera insiders said, because Chelsea Clinton is a friend of the tenor Vittorio Grigolo, who was playing the Chevalier, Manon’s true love.” [New York Times]

Pur tanto lusso

UPDATE: David Alden‘s manager Angela Maria Blasi confirms that he resides in London and has no home in Beverly Hills. What a pity: how La Cieca imagines David striding to the very lip of that brutalist fireplace and holding forth on the halcyon days of the ENO Mazeppa! Read more »