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  • steveac10: The cold hard truth, particularly for the chorus, is that there is a massive oversupply of singers... 9:38 PM
  • Don_Dano: I think it is more complicated than that. I think my paycheck is in the same zip code as the MET... 9:37 PM
  • operaobserver: I understand the argument that the excelence of the orchestra has increased in proportion to... 9:33 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: In the same vein, so as not to appear sexist: Q. When a soprano steps off the stage,... 9:31 PM
  • operaobserver: I am curious in that the only red meat has been Gelb’s proposed cuts, and the Unions... 9:25 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Ha! I had completely forgotten that one. Had to look it up. Copied and pasted from another... 9:24 PM
  • johns33: Yes many things which have been posted here are a shame. The moribundity of some comments... 9:23 PM
  • Stendhal: On a lighter note, the Maureen Dowd editorial was about as useful as her incredible experimentation... 9:21 PM
  • operaobserver: Your free to find a more generous employer. The audience is free to walk away from the price... 9:18 PM
  • rofrano: You. can’t. actually. be. serious. ? 9:01 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 »