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  • Porgy Amor: All these poses of classical-crossove r torture. 7:10 PM
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  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub iekSou Video crashed!!Leyla did it..Let us see if this works…. 7:05 PM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub iekSou PIE!!!!!! 6:15…They love it!!!!!! Opera used to be like this!!!!!! 7:04 PM
  • SilvestriWoman: The main problem? Wainwright’s flat, expressionless voice… He could learn a lot about singing opera, albeit... 7:04 PM
  • zinka: MY TAPE!!!!!!! It was a sensation….s creaming and banging and my bravo…. They were sensational… .and also I... 7:01 PM
  • vilbastarda: Thank you, Donna Anna, I’ll look her up on FB. She has some very lovely clips on youtube, and seems such a sweet lady... 6:55 PM
  • Donna Anna: She lives in Paris, teaches and occasionally sings concerts. She’s an active presence on Facebook. 6:52 PM

Equal rites

As with all good myths, certainly all the myths at the heart of Wagner’s operas, the juggling of symbols and archetypes and themes in Parsifal opens the piece to a great variety of interpretations. Many recent productions have twisted things in a way that seemed to strain or defy Wagner’s intricate libretto and lush, meticulous score: gray springtimes in a world beyond nuclear or environmental holocaust, that sort of thing. But the world of Wagner’s tale is, like our own, a world in crisis, on a razor’s edge. That’s bound to resonate with contemporary directors. They then have many options in setting out the workings of the crisis in this fable of a solution to whatever may be broken.   Read more »