Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Opera is an acquired taste?

You never know what's going to pop up on line...

In a recent interview on Bloomberg News, playwright Terrence McNally said that he was hooked on opera when his fifth grade parochial school teacher played a record of Puccini love duets with James Melton and Licia Albanese. (Who knew!) He continues, "The other 29 kids in the class were sleeping, throwing spitballs, reading comic books and being tortured while I loved it instantly. So when people ask me how you learn to love opera, I don’t know how to answer."

He's the one who wrote "Master Class," the play about Maria Callas.

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