Headshot of La Cieca

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  • Clita del Toro: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=Dl5G OxxcxyY#t=113 Mosuc: this is fab! I hope I put the V... 11:20 AM
  • la vociaccia: Too little too late on that concert. She made those comments over a year ago, and there was... 11:15 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Nicholas McGegan wants to know why you left out Sally Bradshaw. Ros Plowright however says... 11:13 AM
  • armerjacquino: Too little too late, kruno. Adrianne Pieczonka and Mimi Coertse have been on the phone and... 11:07 AM
  • manou: There’s many a slip ‘twixt the chap and the list. 11:05 AM
  • manou: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=PAqx Wa9Rbe0 11:02 AM
  • Krunoslav: Very funny. Kiri I enjoy purely vocally on her earlier records, but , save maybe for Countess... 11:01 AM
  • la vociaccia: Evenhanded, her career isn’t all that mystifying if you hear how she sounded in 2007 in... 10:51 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: What has Patricia Rozario ever done to Kruno! 10:47 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I’ve seen Edith Haller as Elsa at the ROH – really liked her, although... 10:46 AM

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.