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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

Glass, Gandhi, Occupy: Action

As suggested in Part I of this piece, to experience Glass’s Satyagraha as a purely aesthetic experience is unfortunately to succumb to a romantic ideology promoting detached reflection on art which is wholly inapplicable to such a politically-charged opera. The idea that Gandhi’s action-oriented philosophy would be packaged and sold for the sake of passive introspection would have bothered him deeply. Read more »

Glass, Gandhi, Occupy: Performance

That Philip Glass’s opera about Gandhi’s nonviolent civil disobedience should be revived by the Metropolitan Opera in 2011—a year marked by nonviolent revolutions and uprisings around the globe—is timely, to say the least. The most recent production of his Satyagraha (1979) was first premiered by the Met in the spring of 2008 as America stood on the precipice of the most devastating economic crisis in three-quarters of a century. Read more »

Truth, force

Critic Ann Binlot draws some perhaps rather obvious parallels between Satyagraha and the Occupy Wall Street movement in a brief feature on ARTINFO.