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Supreme Court Rules for Domashenko!

June 24, 2006
supremecourt.jpgHmm -- in the mail today, an official-looking letter from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

"Dear Mr. Brookes," she writes.  "I read with particular pleasure your review of the final performance of La Clemenza di Tito.  I attended the opening  performance  and was captivated by Marina Domashenko's splendid performance.  She made it Sesto's opera, no small thing given the stilted and silly libretto Mozart set to glorious music. The first Washington Post reviewer, as I recall, did not give Domashenko the rousing Brava she deserved." 

Only in Washington. But, yeah, absolutely -- Domashenko rocks!  Here's the review Justice Ginsburg is talking about.

Posted on Saturday, June 24, 2006 at 06:45PM by Registered CommenterStephen Brookes | Comments1 Comment

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Did Justice Ginsburg really write "stilted and silly libretto" when referring to "The Clemency of Titus"? It's only about the evil underlings of a noble emperor who set out to cause mayhem, assassination, and arson in Imperial Rome, and how the emperor manages to rise above the mendacity and evil of his colleagues in a rational, peaceful way. There's certainly no application to current events here, Ms. Ginsburg (well, certainly not with the current un-noble emperor in charge, placed there by a certain corrupt Supreme Court).

By the way, thanks for the Domashenko tip. She's going to be out in San Francisco singing "Carmen" this fall, and I wasn't looking forward to it until this review.
June 29, 2006 | Unregistered Commentersfmike

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