Thursday, September 6, 2007

Bring a Halls At Least

Listened to the classic Gardelli Nabucco then started in on a Nabucco from 1960 (Schippers at the Met). Good performance, but Jesus, I think there was a typhoid or whooping cough epidemic in New York in 1960. Literally constant coughing during the quiet moments. No one's even trying to hold back. So that put in me in a foul mood. Then after Leonie Rysanek's Act II aria, vigorous applause starts just a fraction of a second too early and you can hear one Rysanek fan bellowing "BRAVA!" I hate these fanatical fans. They're nuts about one singer and hate all the others. Yeah, thanks, Mr. Discernment. Without your advocacy, I wouldn't have known that Rysanek is a good singer. So, two tips: 1. if you're coughing, go to your basement and stay there and 2. if you can't wait for the aria to be over so you can start clapping, grab your coat, leave the theater and walk in front of the nearest cab.

Getting feedback from the Krazy Kovers feature. Mostly positive and with a few useful suggestions. I've started working on the next batch and it should be up early next week. (It won't be a Pavarotti edition.)

2 comments:

Kirsten said...

Early clapping bothers you? Sturgeon Comp gym, sometime in the late '80s, celebrating some anniversary of the Sturgeon School Division...

Jason said...

More like Lilian Schick gym, celebrating someone's Grade 9 farewell...