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Loo! Here the Gentle Lark

“First night is three weeks away which suggests the theatre is ready. It isn’t. But it is no less ready than it ever is; I just don’t ever stop being anxious about it. Carpets are down (yes, carpets) and a biblical scale clean is about to ensue. These are the things that occupy me. Toilets, too. Toilets occupy me a great deal because, well, this is England after all and they matter.” [Opera diaries]

4 comments

  • Tory Adore says:

    One of the best canary songs ever (Bishop’s ‘Lo! Hear the Gentle Lark’) forever ruined. Thanks a bunch.

    • Camille says:

      Come now, let us rejoice!
      Compare and contrast these duelling divas

      I believe there is another nice one out there with Kathy Battle

      • Tory Adore says:

        Why thank you for posting these gems, Camille. My first ever hearing of this tune was from an old 78 shellac disk featuring Amelita Galli-Curci which I thought was perfection. (still do) I bet Kathy Battle sings it nicely, too. Never really been a Joanie fan- though her diction is quite good on this clip.

  • Tory Adore says:

    couldn’t resist- no one seemed to want to comment on this thread. Can’t blame them really- this shitty production of Ballo should be forgotten. Echt Regiedreck.