30. January 2008 · Comments Off on Alex Ross · Categories: Links, Videos, Watch

If you, like me, can’t stay up all that late if you aren’t working, you can catch Alex Ross on the Colbert Report by going here.

I’ll catch it later, as I’m off to Rigoletto.

History is history and music is music. I mean, they’re totally separate. I mean, history’s like 4th period and music is 6th period, and you only have it like three days a week.

-Stephen Colbert

30. January 2008 · Comments Off on Will I Care? · Categories: Links, Ramble

“One of the things I’m doing in Paris is being fitted for the prosthetics for my gradual transformation [into the fly creature]. And there are telepods and smoke and teleportation and videos of exploding baboons. There’s a lot going on,” he said, with a slight laugh.

I dunno. An opera of The Fly just doesn’t appeal to yours truly. It sounds, and I guess it’s suppose to sound, gross. I couldn’t watch the entire movie, and I don’t know if I’d want to see and hear the opera. Guess time’ll tell, eh? Domingo is bringing it to LA, so I suppose he sees and hears something in it. (Or was anything even completed when he took this on?)

Read about it here.

I did think it was funny when I read “One of the things they asked me in the audition is how quickly can I make changes once I’ve learned something,” he added.

Well, okay … so would someone who is auditioning for something respond with, “I don’t make changes quickly. In fact, I hate change.”? Seems to me that’s just a silly question.

But anyway, I promise to keep an open mind. Really. Maybe it’ll be the Best Opera Ever.

Denmark’s most distinguished chamber ensemble seeks an oboist. The ensemble features an exciting, wide-ranging repertoire of both traditional and contemporary chamber music.

(read here)