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  • Buster: Anny v. Hilde Konetzni 4:32 PM
  • Buster: Faustina Bordoni v. Francesca Cuzzoni 4:17 PM
  • Buster: Lotte Lehmann v. Viorica Ursuleac 4:09 PM
  • Buster: Lotte Lehmann v. Maria Jeritza 3:54 PM
  • antikitschychick: Ha! What a hoot…sounds like a lot of fun. I can totally imagine a tug of war breaking... 3:35 PM
  • antikitschychick: haha yes so much wit in that scene…” ;do you know why I was sitting with that... 3:26 PM
  • antikitschychick: Completely agree :-D. Wish Hollywood would make more films like that now a days. Into the... 3:08 PM
  • Walther von Holzhaufen: Bravo, MontyNostry. 2:44 PM
  • Donna Anna: Glad you liked it AKC! As Pauline Kael said, the film is “doing to Il Trovatore what should... 2:40 PM
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C’est la guerre, mais ce n’est pas magnifique

“If war is hell, then Soldier Songs should rank somewhere around ‘purgatory.’ David T. Little’s hourlong opera, which made its NYC debut Sunday, takes a serious and exciting idea—the experiences of ordinary soldiers before, during and after combat—and reduces it to a mishmash of verbal and musical clichés.” [New York Post]

2 comments

  • Henry Holland says:

    But neither text nor music has anything remotely interesting to communicate about the experience of war — not even “what is it good for?”

    Hahahaha, I’m sure the ghosts of Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong would approve of that sentence.

  • killthewabbit says:

    Glad to see you got this one squarely in the crosshairs. At least one of the other local critics seems to be too busy exchanging high fives with the composer and company on Facebook to issue sound judgement.