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With one look you’ll know all you need to know

You naysayers out there who are guffawing at Renée Fleming‘s Broadway CD as the diva’s long-anticipated descent into utter camp: hey, be nice! Read more »

Broadcast: Vanessa

Live from the Glyndebourne Festival starting at 1:30 this afternoon: a target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>telecast of that campest of all camp operas, VanessaRead more »

Fun laughs good times

Fasten your belts: the legendary performance of “Hey Big Spender” by Marilyn Horne, Carol Burnett and Eileen Farrell has shown up on YouTube.  Read more »

Ja, sah er Baden ahn der Ruf

La Cieca’s nomination for Song of the Year 2016: an elaborate but hideously tasteless unintentional joke.

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Conversion narrative

Blood-and-guts singing is the reason to see Nabucco at the Metropolitan Opera this season.

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Le cirque des étoiles

Of all films to be adapted into operas, 1967’s Berserk! seems a most unlikely choice.

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How fatal was my sdegno!

I think we can all agree that this Anna Pirozzi is the real thing!

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High notes on camp

“In naïve, or pure, Camp, the essential element is seriousness, a seriousness that fails.”

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