Everyone’s favorite disingenuous alt-right music critic, Jay Nordlinger, explains that the real problem in opera today is not enough blackface.
“A few weeks after the opening night of Otello in New York, The Washington Post convened a group of African–American opera singers to discuss the issue. Not surprisingly, there was agreement on one thing: using makeup to color the face of a white singer playing Otello isn’t a problem.” [Opera News]
On February 13th, Music for Life International will bring together a community of world-renowned musicians at Carnegie Hall to perform Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.” The performance of the Second Symphony, which draws on images of rebirth and resurrection, will benefit HelpMeSee, an organization committed to eradicating cataract blindness. Tickets available at Carnegie Hall.
“In naïve, or pure, Camp, the essential element is seriousness, a seriousness that fails. Of course, not all seriousness that fails can be redeemed as Camp. Only that which has the proper mixture of the exaggerated, the fantastic, the passionate, and the naïve.” (Susan Sontag) Read more »
On this day in 1833 Charles Darwin rode a horse to Buenos Aires.