Cher Public

  • manou: All very disjointed… 1:30 PM
  • Batty Masetto: But if you don’t have anything to contribute at the moment you have to keep refreshing and refreshing and refreshing... 1:29 PM
  • manou: …and Burns night has been and gone! 1:28 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: As far as I can tel, you have to refresh your browser every time after you leave a comment. Works for me. 1:27 PM
  • antikitschychick: I know but but I did want to hear the “oh lola” Siciliana…oh well; my fault. 1:27 PM
  • antikitschychick: lol the whiff of Italianità is in the air… 1:26 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Hi chichy chick – NOTHING happens in the first 15 miutes of “Cav” so you missed nothing. 1:25 PM
  • antikitschychick: Hi Manou. Looking forward to your review of the Trovatore. OH DEAR…those high notes by Urmana :-((( perhaps she is... 1:24 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.