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  • Cicciabella: Yes, I know that. It’s a tautology for the purpose of emphasis. Since it’s the... 4:44 AM
  • Greg.Freed: Yes, that’s correct. Vowel reduction in Russian makes “ya” into “i”... 4:42 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I’m surprised that no one has posted YouTube videos of duets and ensembles with... 4:27 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Ivy, your review was so witty and chatty and informative that I had to read it out loud to... 4:21 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Listening to the Russian interviewer on the Netrebko interview I noticed his... 4:17 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: One word to describe Anna in this interview: Relaxed. None of that tense body language... 4:01 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: http://www.zeit.de /2014/48/puccini-o per-manon-lescaut- hans-neuenfels A rave for Neuenfels... 3:12 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Laufenberg inszeniert “Parsifal 221; in Bayreuth http://www.merkur- online.de/akt... 3:05 AM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: Um, all duets and ensembles are in the same key. I loved the interview and... 1:14 AM
  • steveac10: While I applaud the Met for keeping him visible in New York in the short term, I fear all this... 12:59 AM

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]