A Conversation for The Operatic Way of Death

Death by Singing

Post 1

pailaway - (an utterly gratuitous link in the evolutionary chain)

I gave up reading newspapers years ago because of the relentless focus on tragedy - but I see that I should have taken up attending opera instead for the same reason. What a grand entry this is. smiley - ok Btw, is singing one's self to death a kind of live-by-the-sword die-by-the-sword fate? (You don't mention if she sings badly or well - I assume it is well since it is not the audience that expires.) smiley - cheers

Death by Singing

Post 2


Wagner's heroines can all sing well--it's their notions of noble self-sacrifice that grate on the modern mind!

smiley - rose

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