Revenge of the amateur: the future of culture after peak oil

La clemenza di Tito

Does anybody else under the age of sixty like opera besides me? I'm not talking about musicals like Cats or Starlight Express or even light opera or operetta like Die Fledermaus or The Merry Widow. I'm talking about hardcore, five hours long, it-ain't-over-till-the-fat-lady-sings grand opera. This weekend, at our art house movie theater in downtown Staunton, Virginia -- yes, our town of … [Read more...]