Thursday, January 19, 2006

textual healing, or: There's More than One Opera Fan with a Cell Phone in the Greater Seattle Area

Our intrepid correspondent in Seattle [who is NOT the person whose words you will find if you follow this link] says, using only his thumbs, in 90 characters or less:
Shock!Shock!Shock! Eaglen is geuinely funny in fledermaus! Yes really.

Time passes.
Ok. So we had heard that she would interpolate the liebestod into act 2 - i guess that was only opening night, because it didn't happen. Blessing or curse?

If we did not have ultimate faith in our intrepid correspondent, we would be checking his arms for track marks right about now, especially after his earlier reports that her Ortrud was genuinely frightening.

7 comments:

Greg said...

Did you not read this?

http://www.slate.com/id/2134376/

Skip to the last paragraph.

PS: I know. I know. But really!

A.C. Douglas said...

If we did not have ultimate faith in our intrepid correspondent, we would be checking his arms for track marks right about now, especially after his earlier reports that her Ortrud was genuinely frightening.

Oh, I believe that report of your intrepid correspondent absolutely. I can't imagine Ms. Eaglen's Ortrud being anything other than genuinely frightening.

ACD

Maury D'annato said...

The distinction to make here is frightening/frightful.

Although...I mean...ok, I'm not a big fan clearly, but I'm sure there's some role out there that would demonstrate for me why she's a big deal, which she pretty unarguably is. And maybe it's Ortrud. And maybe it's Rosalinda but I'd be surprised, to say the least, as inherently as one may trust the account of Intrepid Correspondent.

p.s. to I.C.: no, I saw a link to it but didn't read it until you mentioned it. I guess it's a sweet tribute. I'd have found it pretty perplexing in the middle of Fledermaus, though.

A.C. Douglas said...

I'm aware of the distinction between the two terms, and frightful or not, my statement stands as written.

ACD

Maury D'annato said...

No shade on your vocab intended.

Nick said...

ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT RIGHT NOW IS HOW EVERYONE MUST BE IMAGINING THAT I AM YOUR CORRESPONDENT.

I'm also thinking about how I put the "mage" in imagine! Wait a minute...

Maury D'annato said...

Oh see I figured since greg up there on top of the comments section says "I know. I know. But really!" referring to presumably his own comments, everyone would figure out that he was the correspondent.

But yeah, someone last night asked if you were my source in Seattle. Oh the intrigue!

Actually you put the "gine" in imagine.