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  • WindyCityOperaman: Thank you for that, Cieca. I know Mildred and Dolls only through their cinematic... 8:59 AM
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  • WindyCityOperaman: Born on this day in 1802 dramatist and novelist Alexandre Dumas pere httpv://www.you... 8:52 AM
  • grimoaldo: Parterre disappeared last night, at least for me, I was wondering if King Kong and Godzilla had... 8:25 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Euryanthe at Bard – Dress Rehearsal last night It will be interesting to read the... 8:25 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: And I’ve just asked to join the chorus – I’ll waive from the stage (if they... 8:21 AM
  • messa di voce: What did you say the problem is? 8:20 AM
  • manou: Thanks for this Cocky – just booked for a couple of these. Now to survive until 2015… 8:13 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: It seems quite wrong of us to be talking about Miricioiu’s career in the past tense... 8:03 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Foster should pay Bayreuth to have the honor of singing there. Ditto for Linda Watson and... 7:45 AM

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