W.B. Yeats, THE SECOND COMING (1919) Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all convictions, while the worst Arecontinue reading
Stephanie Martin has signed a three-year contract with SMM.
Despite my reservations regarding the medium, I went to the Live HD Broadcast of I Puritani, a revival by the Met for Anna Netrebko. I have never seen her live and was convinced that she is overrated, a product of the hype machine currently running the “classical” music industry. Beautiful to behold, yes… but cancontinue reading