The instant I heard that a bridge was being blown up in New York City and that a group of musicians wanted to play Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture during the destruction…I knew we had a playlist on our hands. Since bridges don’t get demolished all that frequently, this playlist is suitable for any good demolition project you may have coming up.
It’s that time of the year again! Today is Mother’s Day, and I’d like to use this opportunity to reflect on the sheer number and variety of bad moms in opera. Or, to put it another way, 500 years of mommy issues!