Tuesday, February 1, 2011

John Boehner Would Have Loved Niccolò Jommelli

"So is it OK for men in the public eye to openly cry? Perhaps more OK than for women in power? Tom Lutz, author of the 1999 book Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears, gets asked these questions whenever someone famous cries in public. In the 18th century, it was not only acceptable, but expected: 'If you didn't cry at the theater or didn't cry at the opera, it meant that you were some kind of lower class boor.'" [Source]

"Son Regina, e sono amante" Didone - Niccolò Jommelli; Maria Dragoni, soprano

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