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  • ML: It would be interesting to hear from Joe Volpe about this year’s strife. 9:05 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: The problem is that an opera today at the Met that is not one of the “gateway... 8:52 AM
  • operaassport: So their solution is to keep putting on the same old productions and make site you cut out any... 8:49 AM
  • operaassport: Carlo Bergonzi has died at the age of 90. RIP. 8:43 AM
  • Ilka Saro: It’s interesting to see the recent “Gelb Revival” of Fille du Regiment held as... 8:23 AM
  • manou: And here is the correct label: http://tinyurl.com /qy3w4au 8:12 AM
  • Signor Bruschino: The “do you think Peter Gelb will survive this” is the most intriguing factor... 8:08 AM
  • phoenix: You mean the one with Irma Bombeck as Leonore? The audio stream is being broadcast on Espace2 Suisse... 7:59 AM
  • phoenix: ah manou, I am familiar with that vintage – a searingly mulled bouquet produced by... 7:30 AM
  • Porgy Amor: Does anyone who saw the Doyle Grimes both live and in a movie theater or on television/DVD feel... 6:33 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 »