Archive for Jules Massenet

Pleurez mes yeux

Posted in Opera with tags , , , on July 14, 2012 by telescoper

O Superman

Posted in Music with tags , , on February 17, 2011 by telescoper

I dozed off on the train from Reading to Cardiff earlier on, and for some reason I had a small dreamette that included this  track by the wonderful Laurie Anderson. It reached Number 2 in the UK singles charts in 1981, an amazing feat for such an offbeat track, especially one that lasts over eight minutes. I loved it at the time, while I was studying for the Cambridge Entrance Examinations, and only later discovered that it’s based on an aria from the Opera Le Cid by Jules Massenet. I don’t know why it popped into my head, but I thought I’d share it anyway…


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