Cher Public

  • -Ed.: Ha! Your thread title reminded me to check on the results of this year’s Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. http://www.bulw... 11:18 AM
  • Fluffy-net: I too had planned to go to Cologne. It is also supposed to be done in Copenhagen, although not in the 15-16 season. This... 10:54 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: I’m hoping someday the BBC will resurrect the video of Tales of Hoffman on DVD. Yes, the music is not complete... 10:25 AM
  • messa di voce: You’re channeling Steane: “The great contribution of . . . Farrar was a simple matter: she would sing broad... 10:14 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Terrific movie about the director of Bride of Frankenstein’ ;s director. Great movie . . . httpvh://www.yo... 10:11 AM
  • messa di voce: Lehmann wrote movingly about how she, the rest of the cast, and the entire chorus were in tears at the end of the dress... 10:08 AM
  • steveac10: Well, since what we listened two for the better part of a century was largely the construction of someone other than Offenbach,... 9:39 AM
  • Buster: I had planned to see this in Cologne in December, but because of the problems there, it apparently has now been postponed. Too... 4:14 AM

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]