Headshot of La Cieca

Cher Public

  • oedipe: A comment on Utube: “If this had been in the U.K. the orchestra would have been too afraid to... 7:28 PM
  • manou: Thanks Ciccia – and I see from the press cutting that this was a couple of years ago. Someone... 7:11 PM
  • Cicciabella: I see now that it was reported in the news. The man is mentally confused, had given similar... 6:31 PM
  • Cicciabella: I’ve never heard or read about this, or I’ve forgotten it. I’m surprised... 6:23 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: That is very helpful indeed. Thanks for all the links Buster. 6:14 PM
  • Donna Anna: DSS, did you ever hear Peter Schickele tell the joke about the guy who goes in for a brain... 6:11 PM
  • Donna Anna: Great idea for a box office spike. 6:10 PM
  • Ilka Saro: Is that the French or the German Don Carlos? 6:07 PM
  • Ilka Saro: You’re cute when you’re sleep deprived. 6:03 PM
  • manou: Buster (and Ciccia) – have you heard about this? httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=qkTc ReX_1SA 5:46 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 »