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  • Flora del Rio Grande: Ooopsss!!! Sorry! I fear a senior moment (and then some) was at hand; I had you... 12:13 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Flora, Never called? I don’t understand. I haven’t been to Santa Fe for at least... 12:10 PM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: Clita, did you come to santa fe opera this summer? I would like to discuss with you,... 12:03 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Mirywi, don’t worry about it. The punctuation police are on vacation. Lol I make all... 11:38 AM
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  • mirywi: It has been discussed at length. The singer doesn’t understand why anybody is offended. He... 11:19 AM
  • peter: Looks like Jamie Barton is now listed for ALL performances of SF Opera’s Norma in September. I... 10:50 AM
  • ML: There are four (4) basso roles. The Japanese presenters demand “A-list̶ 1; performers, even if... 10:46 AM
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  • aulus agerius: According to Barihunks, some very odd casting in ROH Japan tour of Don Giovanni coming up... 10:09 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]