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  • Ilka Saro: Agreed on both points. In his day, Pav’s voice had an almost angelic quality, especially in... 10:46 AM
  • Hippolyte: It’s Daniel Bubeck, not Brubeck, I believe. 10:43 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Hey JML I am listening to your wonderful performance of Iolanta. I can only hope that the dress... 10:19 AM
  • scifisci: that would explain the uncharacteristic lack of coordination between pavarotti and sutherland... 10:14 AM
  • Dabrowski: Von Stade as Flora! Quite a cast. 10:10 AM
  • mandryka: Iremember this performance. I believe there was some initial disappointment that Bergonzi had... 10:10 AM
  • Dabrowski: Presumably Michael was already in New York because of rehearsals? I like to think it’s more... 10:06 AM
  • kennedet: My fondest memories at the Met were listening to Pavarotti in his good years. I’ve never... 10:05 AM
  • scifisci: thank you JML for this! I’m wondering, is the pitch distortion (it’s higher than it... 10:02 AM
  • Krunoslav: In what sense is the Academy of Music abandoned? Opera Philadelphia’ ;s OSCAR with David... 9:49 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]