so this may be one of those bits of apocrypha that’s been handed down by anti-wagnerians through the years, but supposedly, rossini once said about wagner that his operas were full of “good moments, but dreadful* quarter hours.”
this same aphorism could probably apply to my spinning abilities! take a look:
all in all, i’m optimistic that i’m improving. but every time i look through my spinning i think about tristan und isolde and how the title characters do absolutely nothing but sit next to each other and sing about nothing for like an hour right in the middle of the opera!
i have to admit that i love tristan, though. just listen to waltraud meier’s weirdly staged liebestod (spoiler alert: she dies!) at la scala in 2007.
*according to the first hit on my google search. thank god for all the time i’ve spent at smith learning how to research, right?