Florence Foster Jenkins
Galupe Borszkh - The Annual Farewell Recital
brilliant Ira Siff assumes the identity of Mme. Galupe-Borszkh, prima
donna of La Gran Scena Opera Company. “In her courageous
commitment to challenging gender barriers as she champions venerable
performing-arts stereotypes, Mme. Galupe-Borszkh is equaled perhaps
only by the Ballets Trocadero de Monte Carlo and Dame Edna Everage.
But . . . Dame Edna can’t offer the kind of musical and interpretive
skills the soprano demonstrates in “Suicidio!,” an aria
whose action she attempts to illustrate with the help of a range
of props, from sleeping pills to a dagger that, alas, buckles altogether
before the redoubtable ”—Ann Midgette, Opera News.