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  • manou: Relevant tweet: “Plácido Domingo apparently opening LA Opera season singing Gianni Schicchi.... 3:42 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Here is a special song for Camille. http://gallica.bnf .fr/ark:/12148/bpt 6k11624944/f1... 3:29 AM
  • Krunoslav: Has anyone else pointed out that Tanovistki will remain “ill” on Thursday? 12:51 AM
  • Krunoslav: One can try: “overvibrato ed’; ‘lacking in the needed verbal nuance”.... 12:28 AM
  • Satisfied: Or Ana Maria Martinez in Butterfly….h mmmm. 12:04 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Not to be a contrarian Kruno but why do you take these kinds of promotional articles seriously?... 12:04 AM
  • mia apulia: goodness 12:02 AM
  • Satisfied: NY TIMES on Met cancellations. http://artsbeat.bl ogs.nytimes.com/20 15/01/27/when-t... 11:58 PM
  • Bill: Camille – Cotrubas was extraordinarily vulnerable on stage (not only as Violetta) but so... 11:38 PM
  • mia apulia: I absolutely refuse to watch one more clip from this awful show, I am done being open minded 11:38 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 »