Essaying the past review

Rakoff’s sardonic take on Paris Fashion Week makes this one of his most memorable essays. Here’s what he has to say about Mssr. Karl Lagerfeld: “Seated on a tiny velvet chair, with his large doughy rump dominating the miniature piece of furniture like a loose, flabby, ass-flavored muffin overrisen from its pan, he resembles a Daumier caricature of some corpulent, inhuman oligarch drawn sitting on a commode, stuffing his greedy throat with the corpses of dead children, while from his other end he shits out huge, malodorous piles of tainted money.”

BEETHOVEN Fidelio (Rocco)
BARTOK Bluebeards’s castle
BELLINI Norma (Oroveso)
BERLIOZ Romeo et Juliet (Frère Laurent)
BERLIOZ La Damnation de Faust
BORODIN Prince Igor (Prince Galitsky)
GLINKA Ruslan and Lyudmila
GOUNOD Faust
MOZART Die Zauberflöte (Sarastro)
MOZART Don Giovanni (Leporello/Don Giovanni)
MOZART Le nozze di Figaro (Figaro)
MUSSORGSKY Boris Godunov (Boris/Pimen/Varlaam)
PUCCINI Turandot (Timur)
ROSSINI Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Basilio)
TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin (Gremin)
TCHAIKOVSKY Iolanta
VERDI Don Carlo (Filippo)
VERDI Aida (Ramfis)
VERDI Nabucco (Zaccaria)
VERDI Simon Boccanegra (Fiesco)
VERDI Ernani (De Silva)
VERDI Il Trovatore (Ferrando)
WAGNER Die Walküre (Hunding)
WAGNER Götterdämmerung (Hagen)
WAGNER Die Walkure (Wotan)
WAGNER Rheingold (Wotan)

Essaying the past review

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