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  • Feldmarschallin: Uhl is singing in mine too with Lothar Koenigs who is fine. 5:33 AM
  • oedipe: PushedUpMezzo, I think you live in Britain, don’t you? You can see the Preljocaj Blanche Neige... 5:24 AM
  • PushedUpMezzo: Flagstad was allegedly paid in beer when she sang the Purcell Dido at the Mermaid Theatre as a... 5:14 AM
  • Buster: My Dresden Elektra in June will be conducted by Peter Schneider, who was outstanding in that... 5:12 AM
  • PushedUpMezzo: Two balletic versions and an article from Harpers. You lucky New Yorkers can see it live this... 5:06 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Thanks will see if I can combine anything with the Warlikowski Don Giovanni but December is... 5:03 AM
  • Buster: It is the first of the Croche clips, Feldmarschallin, with Melchior looking in the mirror. The 53rd... 4:58 AM
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  • Feldmarschallin: Buster when I click on that video I get a horrible fat baby and no Flagstad or am I missing... 4:24 AM
  • cgambol: The first thing I listen/look for in a Puritani performance is the man playing Riccardo. If a... 2:58 AM

The recursion of kitsch

Like the double or triple negative (where theoretically pairs of “nots” cancel each other out, but in practice you can’t be so sure) this tidbit of news La Cieca just read has her confused and uncertain. It seems that at a recital in Tulsa last night, Dame Kiri te Kanawa sang as an encore a Jake Heggie setting of Maria Callas‘s final monologue from Terrence McNally‘s Master Class. You know, the one that McNally didn’t actually write but rather collated from some random remarks Callas made in an entirely different emotional context. Read more »