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  • manou: Then it must be Listerine Halitosis. 8:19 AM
  • manou: …and I somehow think Röschmann only sang the Countess at Covent Garden – do not recall her... 8:16 AM
  • manou: Kurzak was a lovely Susanna more recently. 7:55 AM
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  • ML: Bachler would become a Munich treasure if he could bring Muti back, even for occasional projects. He... 6:49 AM
  • ML: Tilling = harsh timbre. 6:37 AM
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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 »