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  • armerjacquino: True and true! 10:23 AM
  • parpignol: of course we could have been at different performances (I think Haroutounian subbed in for... 10:21 AM
  • armerjacquino: As CK implies, people complaining about inaudibility is one of his betes noire. That being... 10:15 AM
  • parpignol: I’m actually remembering her ROH Elisabetta, don’t remember issues of audibility at... 10:03 AM
  • LT: I didn’t think she had inaudibility issues at all. You can hear an in-house recording here... 9:31 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I don’t agree about Haroutounian. Thrilling though her huge and very reliable top is, I... 4:52 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: That’s absolutely right ArmerJ, and I’d add that the singer might sing better not... 4:49 AM
  • NPW-Paris: My hair is not just grey, it’s white and has been for years. But I want to see the opera of... 3:42 AM
  • stevey: Flora, I’m so happy to have gotten your attention, and thank you for responding to my post. In... 2:19 AM
  • parpignol: totally agree about Haroutounian, extraordinary voice, beautifully suited to Elisabetta, and I... 12:50 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 »