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  • phoenix: Best comment I’ve ever read re the present-day situation at the Met. If only they would close... 11:01 AM
  • GaGa: What seems to have led to this contretemps was a desire “to bring the action as far downstage as... 10:55 AM
  • kashania: The COC never has a prompter and the singers seem to do just fine. 10:50 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I thought I knew the Naxos catalog well, but “Music For Glass Harmonica” was... 10:49 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: See also httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=-CXS 7j1pH0g http://www.oper... 10:46 AM
  • peter: Could it just be that the distance between the conductor and the singers on the vast Met stage... 10:45 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: That’s just a repetition of the assertion. I know what a prompter does. 10:43 AM
  • mandryka: Very good question. 10:43 AM
  • Buster: Frau ohne Schatten. 10:37 AM
  • ML: Fundamental needs = timing, cueing, recalling 10:32 AM

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 »