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  • Lindoro Almaviva: not available in the USA, oh well 3:01 PM
  • Chanterelle: Oui, c’est ça. Why I asked about workarounds. 2:59 PM
  • messa di voce: Connais tu le pays ou cette video est disponible? 2:55 PM
  • bluecabochon: The house was papered again last night and there were empty pockets here and there despite... 2:53 PM
  • Billys Butt: I’m not saying it was. I made a statement about the acting of Scotto, Rysanek, Callas,... 2:53 PM
  • Lady Abbado: Also speaking in generalities, the epistemic problem with the need to “see” a... 2:50 PM
  • Cicciabella: Seconded. If you need to “see” a performer for their performance to be successful,... 2:38 PM
  • Buster: My pleasure Grim – this is how she looked for the second half, très Patsy: http://imagizer... 2:38 PM
  • Chanterelle: Ah, you mean with everyone who can READ. Thanks, La Cieca! 2:36 PM
  • kashania: Voigt might make sense because even if she is nice person as her public persona indicates, she was... 2:24 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.