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  • Gualtier M: Sad news: American soprano Camellia Johnson died yesterday after a brief illness. httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=s... 2:30 PM
  • Lurker_del_Cairo: Yes, such nonsense that I left it behind, unfinished, on an airplane. 2:15 PM
  • armerjacquino: Wait, seeing it in isolation I seem to have unconsciously quoted MEET ME IN ST LOUIS… 1:54 PM
  • Krunoslav: ”… we muddle through somehow.” Thanks to Pears Soap, Horlicks and Dame Vera Lynn… :) 1:42 PM
  • armerjacquino: Point of order: at no point did I remotely take offence. Like I said, it amused me. 1:30 PM
  • kashania: Only if you’re looking for an opportunity to take offense. Unfortunately, she lives in Europe so her only US engagement... 1:24 PM
  • armerjacquino: Giusy Devinu, Maria Radner. 1:17 PM
  • JohninSeattle: Dyslecsics UNTIE! 12:24 PM

The recursion of kitsch

Like the double or triple negative (where theoretically pairs of “nots” cancel each other out, but in practice you can’t be so sure) this tidbit of news La Cieca just read has her confused and uncertain. It seems that at a recital in Tulsa last night, Dame Kiri te Kanawa sang as an encore a Jake Heggie setting of Maria Callas‘s final monologue from Terrence McNally‘s Master Class. You know, the one that McNally didn’t actually write but rather collated from some random remarks Callas made in an entirely different emotional context. Read more »