Cher Public

  • luvtennis1: Too bad you didn’t care for the piece! It is kitschy. GGM can be pretty kitschy too when you think about it. I... 5:57 PM
  • Krunoslav: “As far as the comment that Cerha’s editiion wasn’t ready for the Met’s 1979 production, that’s incorrect. Here’s the... 5:12 PM
  • PCally: Camille, I’ve heard this recording before and Silja, with maybe a couple of exceptions takes all the lower option, though... 4:52 PM
  • Krunoslav: Silja was terrific as the Kostelnicka, but I envy your having heard Jurinac. “Not since Sylvia Fisher…̶ 1; 4:47 PM
  • armerjacquino: Don’t. It just got even better! 4:45 PM
  • chicagoing: “I do, however, look forward to future performances at Florida Grand Opera and the Glimmerglass Festival… 221; 4:27 PM
  • Operngasse: Sigh – Really can’t rely on the memory anymore. The Jenufa was fall 1980 at San Francisco, but the Kostelnicka... 4:14 PM
  • armerjacquino: She had them in 66- my parents saw her as Konstanze. 4:09 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]