My brain is full of tumbleweeds. I have spent like an hour looking around my apartment waiting for something to inspire me to write a bloggic masterpiece. Ain’t gonna happen. So, what do I do when I got nothin’? I post a youtube opera clip. I’m not sure they’re terribly thrilling, but it beats a blank screen.
I consider this performance a seminal text or an article of faith or something. I’m queer for it, let’s say. It’s “O, don fatale!” from Act IV of Verdi’s Don Carlo, based on the play by Schiller. The Princess Eboli sings of her remorse after confessing her betrayal to Élisabeth de Valois. It’s sung here by Tatiana Troyanos, who died fairly young of brain cancer in 1993. Anything I could write about it would be largely superfluous.