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  • la vociaccia: I have no words. How someone who would say something like that ever found himself in opera is fucking beyond me. I mean. Wow 7:48 PM
  • manou: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=-xci 9XyvKqo or https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=-xci 9XyvKqo 7:35 PM
  • m. croche: Dinner with David (totes NSFW) 7:09 PM
  • Krunoslav: ‘And I can’t think of [snip] a better La Cieca tha[n] Forrester.’ Camilla Rota and Maria Amadini rain down Italian... 7:05 PM
  • le cerf agile: For David Gockley’s bourgeois dinners: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=kHVq GpZrW34 6:49 PM
  • LT: The second video can be found on the Met’s facebook page. 6:41 PM
  • whiskey per tutti: What a curious comment for him of all people to make. What about the many premieres and commissions during his tenure... 6:22 PM
  • jackoh: What makes Hoffmann worthwhile to me is that it is a meditation on an artist and his life. It is one thing to produce art, it is... 6:12 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 »