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  • Porgy Amor: Vespri was the opera that got me off on a bad foot with her. Years ago I had dinner with a friend... 4:02 AM
  • La Cieca: In fact, Grimoaldo’s dream exactly describes how opera was done in a number of American... 3:30 AM
  • La Cieca: You “believe? 221; How do you think a career is managed, by reading Bible verses? A decent... 3:15 AM
  • La Cieca: I’m still waiting to hear Sondra sounding great in Vespri — her Met performances were... 3:11 AM
  • La Cieca: That performance is quite amazing, and so is (in a different way) her 1970 La Scala performance of... 3:08 AM
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  • MontyNostry: As it happens, I saw Margarita Castro-AlbertyR 17;s breakthrough performance in a concert... 2:40 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 »