Serve with caviar and vodka Serve with caviar and vodka

“It was all surprisingly good? Even the Party Pork, which has you marinate a piece of pork neck in vermouth and steak seasoning. It shouldn’t work, and yet it did.”

on February 03, 2022 at 11:34 AM
The flavor’s marvelous The flavor’s marvelous

Caption contest!

on May 26, 2021 at 4:03 PM
The Farce of Destiny The Farce of Destiny

Act I is customarily omitted.

on May 12, 2021 at 2:11 PM
Young Toscanini Young Toscanini

For your afternoon delight: the campy 1988 Franco Zeffirelli biopic starring C. Thomas Howell, Elizabeth Taylor and the decidedly un-campy singing of Aprile Millo.

on February 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM
I soil easily I soil easily

I have to say I struggle with I Want to Live! The camp appeal of it—including Hayward’s performance—is undeniable… yet it’s also a sincere and even important movie.

on November 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM
There is just one thing I need There is just one thing I need

Thank you, Jummy Jonas Kaufmann, for making us laugh at holiday crossover albums… again.

on November 13, 2020 at 11:35 AM
Velvet underwhelmed Velvet underwhelmed

“Camp” is exactly the lens through which The Velvet Touch is best examined, including an utterly bewildering cross-pollinating of genres.

on October 12, 2020 at 1:13 PM
“An unusual display of jewels” “An unusual display of jewels”

Another point of etiquette is that a gentleman must never leave the ladies of his own box alone.

on August 10, 2020 at 9:52 AM
A problem like Maria A problem like Maria

To opera denizens, Terrence McNally is probably best known for Master Class, a fictionalized account of Maria Callas’s 1970s Juilliard master classes, which was a surprise hit on Broadway in the 1990s.

on March 28, 2020 at 12:42 PM
“To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up” “To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up”

Tosca, as it exists now, can’t be real, spontaneous drama-it’s just Camp.

on June 03, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Sincerely yours Sincerely yours

Today is Liberace‘s centennial!

on May 16, 2019 at 1:44 PM
Gold dust woman Gold dust woman

“Dress fitting for my new role debut as Abigaille.”

on May 12, 2019 at 9:01 PM
Sondheim sensibility: camp Sondheim sensibility: camp

The singularity of Stephen Sondheim contributes to the conception of him as a camp figure.

on December 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM
With one look you’ll know all you need to know With one look you’ll know all you need to know

You naysayers out there who are guffawing at Renée Fleming’s long-anticipated descent into utter camp: hey, be nice!

on September 07, 2018 at 10:35 PM
Broadcast: Vanessa Broadcast: Vanessa

Live from the Glyndebourne Festival starting at 1:30 this afternoon: a telecast of that campest of all camp operas, Vanessa.

on August 14, 2018 at 9:45 AM
Fun laughs good times Fun laughs good times

The legendary performance of “Hey Big Spender” by Marilyn Horne, Carol Burnett and Eileen Farrell has shown up on YouTube.

on August 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Ja, sah er Baden ahn der Ruf Ja, sah er Baden ahn der Ruf

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

on December 29, 2016 at 2:49 AM
Conversion narrative Conversion narrative

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

on December 13, 2016 at 1:09 PM
Le cirque des étoiles Le cirque des étoiles

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

on March 03, 2016 at 8:56 AM
How fatal was my sdegno! How fatal was my sdegno!

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

on February 11, 2016 at 3:00 AM
High notes on camp High notes on camp

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

on October 17, 2015 at 6:25 PM
The bough friend The bough friend

The Deutsche Opera an Rhein production of Handel’s Xerxes (which is shared with the Berlin Komische Oper), though I saw it three nights ago, has taken a while to settle down in my brain.

on May 09, 2015 at 6:45 AM
Drop dead diva Drop dead diva

My first experience with John Corigliano’s music was in high school with the ear and mind blowing score he wrote for Ken Russell’s film Altered States.

on February 09, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Top hatters Top hatters

Christopher Alden‘s production of Handel’s Partenope is so erudite and theatrically audacious and also such a rollicking ride, it’s hard to believe it isn’t crap.

on October 16, 2014 at 5:46 PM