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  • kashania: Wow, that’s some major stuff. Too bad that Latonia Moore’s much-anticipated return will... 1:38 PM
  • Krunoslav: Bill– Who would have cast Callas as Pamina? I’d have wanted to hear the Queen, Donnas... 1:32 PM
  • Bill: Krunoslav – well La Scala was not really presenting alot of Mozart during Callas’ best... 1:21 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Alas DellaCasaFan, I don’t think the Duparc was ever sung or taped. It would surely... 1:18 PM
  • antikitschychick: so did I and I can totally attest to the truthfulness of that statement :-D. Loved your... 1:18 PM
  • Daniel: Amen re that horrific Figaro shit-show a couple years ago. The men did a fine job, but the women,... 1:14 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: well, I think the issue was that she was offered Gretel and not Hanz. I think she could do... 1:11 PM
  • kashania: OMG, I can’t believe I forgot Gioconda!!! I love both of them. 1:04 PM
  • Evenhanded: Well. +2 on Alejandro’s post. I especially sympathize with: “I also love that 1963(?)... 1:04 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: I agree kashania and mercandante. I get so tired of all the hoo-ha about how horrible... 12:59 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]