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  • armerjacquino: Ta, monty. There really wasn’t the slightest offence meant. 3:50 PM
  • All-knowing Earth Goddess: This weekend was supposed to be the Millo “Tosca” ; performance in... 3:44 PM
  • Rudolf: @ Krunoslav “Croatia a/k/a Dalmatia” is misleading, Krunoslav. I think you well know that... 3:42 PM
  • pavel: I was just looking at the Parterre New York opera calendar and was surprised to see no performances of... 3:33 PM
  • MontyNostry: armer definitely wasn’t being offensive, akk, it was throwaway British humour. (We f***ing... 3:31 PM
  • armerjacquino: ‘I’ll let you off because it’s Christmas’ Seriously? That’s... 2:16 PM
  • antikitschychick: Maybe “you’l l let me off”?? Seriously? What does that even mean?? Maybe... 2:14 PM
  • Poison Ivy: “Lumi took the role of Amelia so seriously that not only did she want to look like a mother... 1:56 PM
  • kashania: :) 1:33 PM
  • armerjacquino: Janowitz has a CALM INTENSITY, dammit. 1:32 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 »