19 April 2005

The end of the world is near

so why not allow videocams into the opera house?

Forgive this totally out-of-topic post, but this article on St. Malachy's papal prophecies, written in November 2004, is the freakiest thing I've ever read. First, trrill is dead; now we got Benedict XVI. What's next? Fleming's Norma???

EDIT (3:05 pm): An astute reader kindly pointed out that end-of-worlds are very much on topic, as it's safe to assume that even Maria Guleghina will not survive such a cataclysm. No diva, no opera queerdom; no opera queerdom, the world might as well end.