Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dr. von Lyric's "Curious and Amazing Cabinet of Musical Marvels and Miracles"

#1 A selection from Callas's Farewell London recital. Elegant (as usual), expressively poignant (always), and vocally problematic (sometimes). The striking black and white gown somehow seems emblematic of the sharp divisions, drastic ruptures, and stark controversies in her life and art that haunted and illuminated her fabulous journey.

# 2 Callas gave many fascinating interviews (candid, self-dramatizing, honest, and perhaps dramatically fabricated) but these, with the sympathetic but acute and knowledgeable British opera impresario Lord Harewood, are by a long shot the best! - Dr. von Lyric 

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