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  • Chanterelle: Musetta not Mimi. Another example of the Met’s throw-em-into-Bohe me approach to new... 4:45 PM
  • MontyNostry: It’s not as if there’s a world (or even US) shortage of sopranos who sing Mimì and... 4:31 PM
  • Chanterelle: I heard Papatanasiu sing the title role in ALCINA in Paris last winter. I thought she sounded... 4:15 PM
  • Buster: They need all the tits in the world to make this work. 3:02 PM
  • Krunoslav: But where is Broadway’s Betsy Wolfe? 3:00 PM
  • semira mide: Since this opera is infrequently performed, it will be great to see it live. Barcellona will... 2:10 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Could it be Jeanne Moreau? Sounds (technically, from the recording acoustic, to have been... 1:56 PM
  • messa di voce: Is that really Vilmorin in the youtube clip? The only times I’ve heard her speaking... 1:42 PM
  • coloraturafan: I saw the performance in Lyon, the opening night November 18. While I was very unimpressed... 1:32 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well the productions are both nothing special but the singing and conducting is. 1:15 PM

There ought to be a new word for camp

glum_janetTyler Perry‘s… For Colored Girls does feel like a ghoulish joke, a dated horror show bordering on parody. It’s both operatic and tone deaf, with explosions of hysteria that include a drunken Macy Gray performing a back-alley abortion and the conversion of a poem spoken by [Ntozake] Shange‘s Lady in Purple into an actual opera by Perry’s regular composer Aaron Zigman (called La Donna In Viola). During the opera, the film cuts back and forth between a doomed couple silently watching the performance (the husband is on the down low, unbeknownst to the wife) and another character being savagely date-raped.” [Time]