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  • damekenneth: Well, Lotfi never admitted liking men. 5:47 PM
  • operaassport: Probably. 5:42 PM
  • manou: He did sing at the subsequent performances. 5:32 PM
  • MontyNostry: … with an unnecessary British import? 5:03 PM
  • operaassport: Friend doesn’t cast Mimi, he would cast Colline. 4:41 PM
  • manou: Then I am certainly of a certain age. *Sniff* 4:36 PM
  • liza: @ M.Croche: Frankly I have no idea. 4:22 PM
  • almavivante: More on the subject of autobiography: I guess we really can’t expect opera stars to... 4:09 PM
  • Albertine: I should add that I was present on the night but I’ll refrain from commenting on... 3:55 PM
  • Albertine: Gaultier, there have already been several more objective comments in the off- topic discussion... 3:51 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 »