Saturday, December 10, 2016

Who's Your Daddy?





Klaus Nomi made a huge splash in the world of performance art in the 1970's, that is still felt today. He influenced the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier and his 2003 collection dedicated to Mr Nomi. Then today there is Lady Ga Ga with her stage persona.















I love seeing and hearing new singers and performances of Mozart's The  Magic Flute. The two Queen Of The Night arias are a personal favorite. This version's make-up and hair smacks of influence (or is it theft) from Mr. Nomi. I did a double take and had  deja vu. Non the less, a beautifully staged and sung performance. I  met my husband at this opera  30 years ago.






5 comments:

  1. I know some queens of the night - paris hilton, jessica simpson, any kartrashian, blister palin...

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    1. You left out Melania Frump.

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    2. oh yeah, the porn star "first lady" - bwhahahahaha!

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  2. I've never heard of Klaus Nomi so I really appreciated the video. Fascinating and fantastic!

    Also, I've always loved Mozart and have a genuine penchant for Die Zauberfloete. I've never seen Damrau as the Queen of the Night. She is superb!

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    1. Yes,... he became known through an underground vaudeville show in the Village (NYC). A fabulous counter tenor. He died of A.I.D.S. in 1983. He is mostly remembered for the Purcell 'Cold Song'.

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