3/26/17

Puccini's Oregano

this week's libretto
     "Opera begins in the market where, over and above the simple demands of competition of being able to attract customers' attention, stall holders have to convey the color and taste of fruit in their voices. The man selling oregano, for example: he called out and the air was fragrant with oregano.
His job was not to sell oregano, but to fill the air with the sound of its scent."
                     -Geoff Dyer in Out of Sheer Rage.

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