I used to run an opera company called Opera Anonymous and we called our opera chorus the OA Chorale. Made me snicker, at any rate. I love this cartoon by Dan Pizarro.
How divine is this? Ms Streep is currently filming a biopic about Florence Foster Jenkins, possibly one of the worst singers ever recorded. It’s directed by Stephen Frears and is being shot in Liverpool as we speak. Streep is wonderful at humanizing larger than life figures, so I’m really looking forward to this one!
In the last act of Don Giovanni, there is always a statue which is replaced at some point by a real singer, a bass (the Commendatore). How can you tell when the switch has occurred?
The “statue” starts looking a bit stiff.
One is deadly poisonous, and the other is a reptile.