Pal Yat Chee

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 16, 2022
     Category: Hillbillies, Country Bumpkins, Ruralism and Flyover Country | Television | 1950s | Opera | Parody

Jones was an accomplished musician and there are other examples of his efforts out there. My exposure began at a young age, probably around five years of age, with a 78 r.p.m. recording of "Cocktails For Two". Although I didn't understand the context of the composition at the time, the madcap sound woven in with the melody grabbed my imagination and warped me forever.
Posted by KDP on 08/16/22 at 10:07 AM
Seven hours later? She must've sat through seven runs of the thing in a row! It's so short that, to fill a whole opera evening, it's almost always performed back-to-back with another short opera - Cavalleria Rusticana is traditional, though when I saw it, it was paired with Il Tabarro. (Also, there are only five characters and a smallish choir.)
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/20/22 at 02:41 PM
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