OC is back from the thrilling Lucia di Lammermoor OPEN HOUSE earlier at the Metropolitan Opera, and must first hang up properly her Marni jacket, Marc Jacobs silk shell, and lovingly put her YSL's back in their silk baggies. Manners, manners.
Here I will drop just one quick anecdote from earlier this afternoon. Later tonight I will post pictures, scene-by-scene replay, and loads of **spoilers**!
kicked out teh haus..you. were. kicked out teh haus...said HRH Natalie Dessay to the NYC audience after the performance, disapproving of the house's laughter during the Act II, Scene II's signing of the marriage contract (la mia condanna ho scritta!). The query was begged by Dessay during the Q&A, m.c.'d by Margaret Juntwait, which followed the performance (from 3:00-3:30 pm). As Dessay grabbed the microphone and turned the questions back on the questioners, she asked earnestly and frankly to the house: "Why did you laugh during the contract scene?" [...] "Why is it funny?" [...] "It's not funny." [...] "It's terrible!"...leaving the rest of the panel to clumsily clarify the meaning of "irony". Awkward.
<3 <3 <3 u Sexay Dessay.
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