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  • La Valkyrietta: But divine, divine, divine Corelli did do it on stage, not only with our Andorra lady, with... 8:29 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Camille dahling, I guess you are not around. I don’t even know if you saw the nice... 8:00 PM
  • m. croche: Good catch. Maxe might be interested in following up on footnotes 59 and 76. 7:45 PM
  • la vociaccia: I am unflappably impressed at your willingness to interact with such a myopic, racist fuckwad 7:31 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Here’s a very interesting article about the scandal that erupted when Grace Bumbry sang at... 7:20 PM
  • LT: Height discrepancies shouldn’t be an issue in comic operas. 7:12 PM
  • Krunoslav: DSS Bear in mind your feelings about short tenors if you ever get the chance to see Alessandro... 7:00 PM
  • Krunoslav: yes, and neo-nazis protested and german theaters and continue to use outrageous stereotyping us of... 6:49 PM
  • maxe: Just a thought: why is race such an overwhelming subject in that wretched country called the US of A?... 6:25 PM
  • phoenix: Good! 5:57 PM

Butt of the joke

“The deep stirrings that open Brokeback Mountain, the opera, rise up from the bowels of the orchestra…. And those tones are gripping.” [Wall Street Journal]

38 comments

  • Grane says:

    Yes, they should use the process of alimination to find other metaphors. These are a bit cheeky.

  • Batty Masetto says:

    I endeavoured to describe the powerful effect of vital impressions on the temperament, how they hold us captive, as it were, until we rid ourselves of them by the unique development of our inmost spiritual visions, which are not called forth by these impressions, but only roused by them from their deep slumber. The artistic structure, therefore, appears to us as in no wise a result of, but, on the contrary, a liberation from, the vital impressions. At this point Berlioz smiled in a patronising, comprehensive way, and said: ’Nous appelons cela: digérer.’

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    “Flawless libretto” Successful premiere
    http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2014/01/29/actualidad/1390954944_869633.html