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  • gal: They are indeed very dishonest in their way to present the things and that’s definitely a big... 10:25 AM
  • la vociaccia: yeah, gonna disagree about Michael’s voice classification. She’s definitely a... 10:18 AM
  • SuperSuper: The fact that someone just strolled onstage is beyond scary. It’s not easy to gain access... 10:17 AM
  • Poison Ivy: P.S. Thanks Zinka. 10:15 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Zinka your boy Piotr was great. Hard to believe that he’s turning 49. Eternally boyish... 10:12 AM
  • Dabrowski: Hm. Milady DeWinter‘s post (below) is in line with my own experience that some of what you... 10:08 AM
  • alejandro: ^LOL I’ve seen that Salome clip. It’s divine! 10:07 AM
  • alejandro: That was my biggest issue. I spent the entire opera going “GIRL WHY ARE YOU HERE?”... 10:06 AM
  • zinka: Bing Gala 1972..part of Salome is on youtube..Las time I heard her….I could not BELIEVE what I... 10:06 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Anna sounded better last night than she did in this dress rehearsal clip but the same basic... 10:04 AM

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 »