Winter camp

The hallmark of Camp is the spirit of extravagance. Camp taste turns its back on the good-bad axis of ordinary aesthetic judgment. Camp doesn’t reverse things. It doesn’t argue that the good is bad, or the bad is good. What it does is to offer for art (and life) a different — a supplementary — set of standards. (Susan Sontag, Notes on Camp) La Cieca extravagantly presents her very favorite camp opera, Salome, starring Leonie Rysanek in a live performance from Vienna in 1972. It’s the latest “Unnatural Act of Opera.”


2 Responses to “Winter camp”

  1. Il Tenore di Grazia Says:

    Leonie was unique. A true one of a kind.

  2. rysanekfreak Says:

    She was the greatest. I named myself after her!

    I used to wear a large pin that read “Viva, Rysanek!”

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