And so it is.
Regarding the music below: Mozart, Magic Flute. Wait til the singing starts, then you won't stop til the end I hope. The first two minutes of speech are amusing if you are like me and find impassioned German very like inappropriate swearing - no offence meant, of course. One or three of my best friends are German. But can't help giggling at semenfucker etc... But the singing, listen to the singing, and see her acting as she sings... superb.
I would far rather blog about great singing, opera, human and humane accomplishment in any field or sphere than about the dunghill of the DSM. So take this as an antidote to the whole shebang.
I was listening to the Bergman version earlier with the kids, which I love for the imagery - but was irritated by the out-of-tuneness (don't worry, nothing to bother yourselves about) and this was the best I found on youtube - a feisty woman there to be sure!
Light relief, heavy relief, man and womankind have all been there before us, and for as long as we've all been here. Just listen, rejoice, and dark theme or not, just enjoy the pantomime.
p.s. oops forgot the music! Diana Damrau singing btw.
Well don't let me set one version. Here's the Bergman one - more dramatic; Birgit Nordin.
And I quite liked this one too; Edda Moser:
Ready To Rock
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