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  • Stendhal: If that’s the most brilliant blog post you’ve ever read on the subject (sorry but that... 6:27 PM
  • Cicciabella: I’m not blaming Peter Gelb for the damnable five-year planning system introduced by Joan... 6:24 PM
  • kashania: I think the equivalent of the T-mobile example would be how a company sells its tickets... 6:21 PM
  • olliedawg: OK, I forgot Hampson and Upshaw — they can actually “sell” show tunes:... 6:18 PM
  • olliedawg: Someone’s got to balk, and squawk. The system is only a system when everyone plays along.... 6:13 PM
  • kashania: Aside from the generalised blather, do you anything specific to say? 6:13 PM
  • Jamie01: The Met is the biggest opera house in the world, with the biggest budget and the biggest audience,... 6:09 PM
  • olliedawg: AAh, dispassionate reporting. Thanks, kashania, for posting the link. 6:07 PM
  • kashania: I watched a TV broadcast of Tcherniakov’ s highly conceptual Trovatore. I am fan of his work... 6:05 PM
  • Rowna: And now my 2 cents: Here are my top 10 operas that should all be retired for ONE YEAR by all major and... 6:04 PM

There ought to be a new word for camp

glum_janetTyler Perry‘s… For Colored Girls does feel like a ghoulish joke, a dated horror show bordering on parody. It’s both operatic and tone deaf, with explosions of hysteria that include a drunken Macy Gray performing a back-alley abortion and the conversion of a poem spoken by [Ntozake] Shange‘s Lady in Purple into an actual opera by Perry’s regular composer Aaron Zigman (called La Donna In Viola). During the opera, the film cuts back and forth between a doomed couple silently watching the performance (the husband is on the down low, unbeknownst to the wife) and another character being savagely date-raped.” [Time]