Cher Public

  • armerjacquino: This is spot on. He’s in an uncrowded field where he’s at least on a par with most of the people singing his... 1:19 PM
  • YigeLi: Of course, Yusif is not the same level artist as Anya. But, Anya is unique! You don’t get too many like her in decades. So,... 1:06 PM
  • grimoaldo: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=Hszf dNS0JSc Trailer for the film about Florence Foster Jenkins with Meryl Streep. 12:48 PM
  • Lohengrin: Aida Salzburg 2017. 12:47 PM
  • YigeLi: The new production opening would be the New Year’s eve gala–at least that’s the plan. If they still keep this... 12:46 PM
  • armerjacquino: Yes, you did say that. You also said some other things. They’re right there for people to read. 12:20 PM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: Well, Fabio starred in a Woody Allen movie a couple of years ago. 11:51 AM
  • antikitschychick: armerj: yes I have heard Marco Berti and he was actually pretty good in Pagliacci. Further, I never said YE was a... 11:47 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 »