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  • zinka: I urge you to watch Regina Resnik’s magnificent film, shown at 12:30 on channel 13 on July 10. As witness to the incredible... 12:56 PM
  • Krunoslav: I am sure she is ‘having fun” , but it is not funny. It would be an INTENTIONAL hoot if she retained the skills... 12:53 PM
  • Niel Rishoi: Ah. I see where the disparity of viewpoints is. You see this as a serious, grievous sin, and an affront to YOU; hence your... 12:43 PM
  • Krunoslav: Sure is, but deluded fanboy “queeny fuckery” renders it “poised̶ 1;. 12:35 PM
  • la vociaccia: That “poised̶ 1; Dove Sono is hot garbage. 12:29 PM
  • Niel Rishoi: I LOVE YOU.You get it. 12:17 PM
  • Camille: And before calling others “an old hag” it’s probably just as well to pick up Thaïs’s mirror and take a... 12:07 PM
  • Camille: Sir—I am most certainly no kind of a *queeny fucker*, don’t indulge in such tattling, and have a great deal of compassion... 12:03 PM

We were dead, you know

The setting: a dark plaza extending directly in front of a storied opera house. The time: just after a ho-hum revival of something Puccini. The crowd streams out, moderately satisfied but also far from bowled over. A group open to a proposition, you could say.   Read more »

Gettin’ Ligeti Wit It

macabreWhen invited to participate in a discourse on artistic standards (hello, internet!), it’s easy — pleasurable, even — for an aesthete to bray about “the fall.” Where are the true heldentenors? Your kingdom for a Callas! (Or a Stratas, or a Rysanek!) And might the public, at long last, deserve a stable of directors who possess the good sense to avoid both the trope-y familiar as well as the ill-advised pathways of, ugh, the modern? Read more »