Mr. Grigolo also cultivated a rebellious image — “The Bad Boy of Opera” was the name of a short film Bruce Weber made about him for Italian Vanity Fair, and he was known to race motorcycles and drive sports cars offstage.

SOS, over breakfast, said it was unnecessary. Mr UD disagreed: “The word clarifies that he’s not a really, really bad boy. He keeps his sports car driving offstage.”

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3 Responses to “Scathing Online Schoolmarm asks: Was the word “offstage” necessary in this sentence?”

  1. Ravi Narasimhan Says:

    The response in Europe is very different from the U.S. Check out the Grigolo/Domingo/Dutoit/etc. posts and especially the comments on slippedisc.com

    It will be interesting to see how the backlash in this area will affect the upcoming U.S. elections.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Ravi: I’m going to slippedisc.com now. Thanks.

  3. Ravi Narasimhan Says:

    On mobile and it is hard to post links but there have been lots of posts and comments over the past year plus if you’ve the mind (and stomach) to find and go through them. A lot of it is well-crafted clickbait and the attendant flaming was illuminating, at least for a little while. Now, I am having to heavily filter my RSS feed.

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