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  • bronzino: The role of Klingsor is such a lost opportunity– with his particular ‘amputation& #8217;, would not this have been a... 5:02 PM
  • PCally: Grummer is even better on that recording than the studio as well. 5:01 PM
  • kashania: Luvt: Is the Crespin Kundry with Kna’? I imagine she’d be a wonderful Kundry. 4:42 PM
  • kashania: Darn, this was supposed to be in response to the convo with Kruno and PCalley above. 4:40 PM
  • kashania: I listened to that Cluytens/Konya/Chr istoff/Gorr/Neidli nger PARSIFAL several months ago and Gorr is fabulous in that one. Now,... 4:39 PM
  • PCally: Saw connolly in the role in London and thought that she was the overall highlight. She’s a really underrated singer imo. The... 3:19 PM
  • Camille: Jungfer, are you listening? How does the orchestral sound mit Mo. Janowski stack up to your past experiences in vivo? 2:36 PM
  • LT: L’aria della piovra httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=KLHZ rqPDGmA 1:31 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 »