Brian Kellow‘s “Coda” piece in the current Opera News, summarized:
“I’m so cranky that even namedropping has lost its thrill.”
(Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)
Marta Eggerth turned 100 years old today! Congratulations!
Oops, I meant to start that one about a minute and a half into, when Marta starts singing.
But for something really, really ODD, try this, which is listed as “Casta Diva.”
Richard tucker foundation free concert Tonight april 18 630 pm park avenue at 84.th street saint ignatius loyol
a churchurch. Career grant winners Including amber wagner jamie barton rochelle sorenson and others:”
“a soprano, now in her 50s, known for her voluptuous bosoms…”
Who else could it be?
Go to OperaChic and look for “bewbs” column. That ought to give you a clue!
Talking of female politicians with thrusting (or drooping) balconies, how about this week’s hot debutante at Covent Garden …
I saw her at the dress -- disaster does not cover it.
I have a complete collecion of Opera News from the first issue until the death of Jean-Pierre Ponnelle -- afterwhich I have not read or purchased a single issue of it and have no interest how the magazine is now published.
Talk about cranky…
Well, Sig. Fakor, you haven’t missed a damn thing!
Nice to see that the artistry of the lovely Ruth Ann is being celebrated on this site.Her Semele,Adina,Antonia in Paris and Giulietta,also in Paris were all superb.She had-I don’t know about now-a phenomenal technique,and a deep musicality.Ok her Violetta was not an easy fit for her,but at least she could sing it,unlike Popsy and Dessay.Actually I always find Dessays intensity and concentration very compelling,but she seems to have serious vocal problems.RAS’ Cleopatra was also brilliant and a great achievement when you consider her health problems.So courageous.Incidentally,someone posted a snide comment about her husband.Pleeeeze!What has that got to do with her immense talent and pleasure she has given many,including some knowledgable posters on this site.
I absolutely adored THE ARTIST (my favorite film of last year) but did find the VERTIGO theme took me out of the movie for a moment. I turned to my companion --“Isn’t this from VERTIGO?” written over 30 years after the period depicted in THE ARTIST. Was a litle jarrring.
However, if you enjoyed THE ARTIST, Jean Dujardin or Connery-era Bond films in general, you must rent OSS 117: LOST IN RIO, also written and directed by Michel Hanavicius, clearly a movie buff. It is a hilarious and era perfect spoof of the 60s Bonds, with Dujardin an ideal blend of suave secret agent and inept blunderer. Hanavicius tosses in a great climactic homage to NORTH BY NORTHWEST, which takes place on the arms of the Rio Christ statue! In French w/ subtitles
More Santorum Met News!
For your reading pleasure: Met Episodes: The Queen and I. From an opera blue blood in the know. I’m sure many of you can relate.
Did the author pen this little emotional tryst after reading Times Square Red, Times Square Blue? When I see Sam Delany tomorrow I’ll tell him how his stories are reciculating amongst opera queens.
Oh, wow, was that a lift? LOL if so. But the good news is you inspired me to order TS Red, TS Blue, which as a card-carrying member of the ignoranti I had never hear of. Looking forward to reading it. Catching up is hard to do!
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