Classical Music Is Now A Slutwalk

Yuja Wang (left), made jaws drop with a microdress she wore onstage at the Hollywood Bowl last week with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Longtime Wang watchers couldn’t have been surprised — her rehearsal garb with the Philadelphia Orchestra once led an onlooker to remark, “Boy, that streetwalker can really play.” Similarly, the often-shirtless baritone Nathan Gunn (right) inspires the thought, “That personal trainer can really sing.” Young Maria Callas and any-age Birgit Nilsson wouldn’t be allowed on a world-class opera stage these days.

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