A: there is this jenufa in english from the 70s on sirius right now
A: it took me like 15 minutes of listening to realize this
J: I still wish they called the English version "Jennifer"
A: inflected je-NI-fer
J: no, just plain old Jennifer
A: the women are totally unintelligible
A: this is with Astrid Varnay as Kostelnicka
A: creepy...one forgets that Laca is totally just talking about her cheeks the entire end of the first act before he cuts her
A: and Steve
A: Aunt Connie?
J: that one doesn't really translate as it's basically like "Deacon"
J: "Evil Stepmom" is the same number of syllables
A: just sung really fast
A: Jon Vickers is a bit much as Steve
A: tho maybe we're just too used to pretty douchey Steves
A: as opposed to scary douchey Steves
A: i want to see a live Makropoulos case
A: how is that going to happen
J: come to SF with me in November
A: oh mattila in san francisco!
A: i am so there for that