In the New York Times, Alex Ross defends opera, including expensive “Ring” cycles, against charges of elitism. … In the Financial Times, Martin Bernheimer is less than impressed with the opening installment of said “Ring” at the Met. … President Obama digs classical music (first item). … Gustavo Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic spend a day in bluegrass country. … Founding conductor of the California Symphony fired by the board, but the plot thickens. …

Above, the Annoying Orange has at Lady Gaga (i.e. Lady Pasta). Note the expression on his face when he appears in the diva’s video within the video. More than 8 million people have seen this on YouTube.