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  • kashania: That Tebaldi/Bjoerling “Tu qui Santuzza” is beyond fabulous. I think I’d give it... 4:51 PM
  • kashania: Camille: I may not get anything done today. Listening to the gorgeous Tebaldi/Bjorling “To... 4:44 PM
  • Camille: AddioBelpassato. Sorry, man. 4:42 PM
  • Camille: This is sublime singing, and what I would call ‘singing with the red sauce’:... 4:40 PM
  • kashania: Luvt: I’d like to hear your thoughts on the Met Verdi box set. I didn’t buy it because... 4:33 PM
  • Lohengrin: It is to be read on Wiki that they are separated/devorced since 2009. 4:32 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Unfazed as usual. I saw it in both places. I don’t know why it got the Parisians’ goat... 4:25 PM
  • Tim: I believe Lohengrin asked about the marital status of Joseph Calleja. To my knowledge he and his wife... 4:15 PM
  • Camille: Here, the parties in question, Tebaldi&Bjoerl ing. Have not listened for quite a few years so it... 4:11 PM
  • luvtennis: Maria wasted her time singing verismo. Frankly, Tebaldi was better in that sort of music or would... 3:58 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.