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  • kashania: In her book and in other interviews, she acknowledges Bubmry’s Bayreuth Venus. I don’t... 1:31 PM
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  • La Cieca: That is, in the image reproduced here, which is the form in which the article appears at first... 1:20 PM
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  • steveac10: There’s some misremembering by Ms. Norman on this point. In descending order of renown:... 1:12 PM
  • Mare Lichter: Back in the early 90s, I attended a concert given by Jessye Norman at a church in her home town... 1:00 PM
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  • Patrick Mack: She’s so home spun. So down to earth. Why does she always sound like Lady Catherine de... 12:43 PM
  • kashania: Though this is pretty funny: Moments later, the heavy velvet curtains in the doorway part... 12:41 PM

Arms and the Menotti

“…it’s not enough that The Consul is an inch-deep trivialization of one of the most momentous and agonizing events of the modern era, Eastern Europe’s (ongoing) struggle against totalitarianism…. Menotti, astonishingly, managed to ratchet up the outrage even further: He wrote an opera ostensibly about the horrors of dehumanization in which the empty characters exist only to be manipulated for his ulterior motives. That’s one hell of a sick irony.” [Seattle Weekly]

O Caftan! My Caftan!

Unconcealed by the voluminous folds of this Jessyesqe muumuu is queen-sized talent Jeffery Roberson (also known as Varla Jean Merman), who will make his New York opera debut later this week, in, modestly enough, The Medium, everyone’s favorite supernatural Menotti Broadway slasher opera. Details for this event— which might have been genetically engineered to appeal to the mind of the average parterrian—follow the jump.   Read more »