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  • phoenix: I disagree with you, steveac10. - Why don’t you start up a daily Death Day (Todestag)... 9:21 AM
  • phoenix: Thanks Yohalem, always generous with detail. 9:17 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: Pity that these effects, including the opening curtain reflecting the audience, were not... 9:00 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Apart from Coote. Although I disagree with him that it’s a question of repertoire... 8:46 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Well no, not all round, just 2 dodgy cast members out of 7, and 1 exceptionally good... 8:45 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: Lady Christiansen just LURVED Xerxes … http://www.telegra ph.co.uk/cultur... 8:40 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: I love this production – but I’ll stick to the dvd with Ann Murray.... 8:31 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Saw the first night of Xerxes at English National Opera last night – Alice Coote was... 7:42 AM
  • Rackon: Uhhh….no.Jus t…no. 7:29 AM
  • SF Guy: “She plays Medea later this week.” 5:07 AM

Ass backwards

“If you think that elegant transitions like these are the crucial elements in the Ring — if you view Wagner’s cycle primarily as a series of logistical puzzles waiting to be solved with advanced technology — Ka might convince you, as it apparently did Mr. Gelb, that Mr. Lepage is the man for the job.  But if you care more about the cycle’s nuances — its characters and their relationships, its emotions, its philosophical complexities — then the idea of giving the reins to the creator of Ka, which is wholly devoid of all those complexities, is preposterous.” Zachary Woolfe went to Las Vegas and all we got was a thoughtful analysis of why Robert Lepage never was a good fit for the Ring.

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