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  • kraneled: Please Could anybody explain to me what happened to Netrebkos voice? FRÜHLING is a desaster(was she nervous???)ABENDRO T better... 12:59 AM
  • kraneled: The Stuttgart Production which i saw several times was directed by Günther Rennert. 12:53 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Just on Sunday night at the Wiener Staatsballett̵ 7;s annual season-ending Nureyev Gala, I saw a... 11:57 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Right you are: Migenes actually debuted in “Mahagonny&# 8221; in 1979 and then took over for Stratas... 11:50 PM
  • Krunoslav: “Es ist nicht wahr!” Even without looking in the Archives I can testify that Migenes also sang Jenny in MAHAGONNY,... 11:44 PM
  • Will: The great Galina Ulanova was dancing quite well into her 50th year when she finally retired. 10:31 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I have the 2-DVD edition of “Der Büchse der Pandora” and just watched the film on Sunday as I... 10:26 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: I read somewhere that Alexandra Hunt was the nth hour replacement in that one and only going on for Farley, hardly... 10:22 PM

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 »