Cher Public

  • oscar: But Angela can still throw her arm up at the end of an aria like no one else can. 8:13 PM
  • armerjacquino: And I doubt she did it on the spur of the moment. 7:52 PM
  • antikitschychick: thanks for that clip NPW-Paris and looking forward to your report. Another thing to admire about her is how... 7:44 PM
  • Lady Abbado: If you liked that duet so much… httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=nFR1 OqT64js 7:02 PM
  • Sanford: By the way, all three of the Lucias I’m singing with at Regina Opera sound better than the meh Nadine Sierra. 6:54 PM
  • Sanford: Isobel Leonard was awful. Talk about approximate coloratura! And that gown was hideous. Ugly color, badly designed. The Gioconda... 6:53 PM
  • armerjacquino: Hahaha, did he really? That’s hilarious. An ‘ah’ vowel is much, much easier to sing than an... 6:38 PM
  • antikitschychick: For a second there I thought you said “Leonardo DiCaprio is replacing JDD in Great Scott” LOL.... 6:13 PM

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.