Cher Public

  • chicagoing: At the risk of appearing to slight Matthew Polenzanni, who was very enthusiastically recevied by a hometown crowd on Saturday... 3:22 PM
  • Signor Bruschino: Shame Leontyne never sang the role at the met 3:05 PM
  • herbinetta: Soooo tempting. I have tix for the Stemme cycle later this month, but would love to see this. 2:43 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Mrs. DS are already making plans for April 2017 trip to Houston Grand Opera (with a side trip to walk on the beach at... 2:08 PM
  • PCally: Price sounds pretty fantastic and unmannered considering this was pretty late in her operatic career. I may even prefer this to... 2:00 PM
  • Betsy_Ann_Bobolink: Well, I think a deliberate attempt was made to lead us astray by referring to the opera as “The Valkyrie,R... 1:58 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Well said, phoenix. I don’t know you, but you must be right, ’cause you so often say what I’ve been... 1:40 PM
  • willym: I’m ashamed to say that as a Canadian it was my second choice. 1:28 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]