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Friday, November 28, 2008

Erection Correction

Ooh check it out, a comment from fearless soprano Melissa Fogarty, regarding her upcoming performance of David Del Tredici's My Favorite Penis Poems:

Wow, I'm very flattered by your testament to me without having heard me sing a note--thank you! But I must give credit where credit is due: I will be joined by tenor Robert Frankenberry. He will be singing "Now you know" as well as "Street Instructions at the Crotch" and "Hot to Trot." Even so, I've got some pretty "heady" texts--"Die Forelle" (not your grandmother's Schubert!), "The Importance of Gourdcrafting" (I'm sure singing about sex with a donkey is a terrific career move!) and finally, Rob and I will be duetting on "Please Master" I'm sure we will both rise to the occasion!
Hooray, thanks for stopping in! This only has me more excited about the recital—I can't stop trying to imagine a "Please Master" duet. Yowza.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This seems to be the topic of the moment, for example Maria de Alvear's recent opera:

http://www.zeitmusik.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=116%3Acolourful-penis&catid=50%3Aspielplan-archiv&Itemid=130&lang=en

AnOn said...

Not sure what the excitement is all about.(no pun intended) This is just an extension of what everyone has seen in high school. Everyone remembers seeing classmates daring the cutest girl in class to scream "PENIS!" at the top of her lungs in class? Why is this any different just because it takes place in a concert hall?

Dan Johnson said...

Well, AnOn, my excitement is about
(a) the premiere of a new work by one of my favorite composers. See Del Tredici's Final Alice, which I mentioned here, or if you can snap up a copy of his out-of-print In Memory of a Summer Day (Nonesuch) or Vintage Alice (DG), check them out. We've been waiting a long time for this piece, and after the better part of a decade, we finally found the lady willing, as you say, to scream PENIS at the top of her lungs.
(b) the fact that I am still, emotionally, in high school, and find penis jokes endlessly amusing.

Sadly, I was stuck in New Haven on the 4th, did anybody get to hear this?

dr said...
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Dan Johnson said...

Ew, a spambot just tried to sell us some Viagra in my comments section. Go to hell, spambot.

Robert said...
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Dan Johnson said...

And ANOTHER spambot. JESUS.