Join Ben and Kyle on a trip to the opera with Emily and the rest of the Dickinsons as they watch a touring company’s performance of La Traviata. We discuss fame, music, rapturous experiences with art, and killing birds.
Also, expect a forthcoming addendum to this episode- there’s lots left to uncover.
Emily’s poem from this episode is incredible. Do yourself the favor and find the recording of Ella Hunt singing it:
Split the Lark – and you’ll find the Music –
Bulb after Bulb, in Silver rolled –
Scantily dealt to the Summer Morning
Saved for your Ear, when Lutes be old –
Loose the Flood – you shall find it patent –
Gush after Gush, reserved for you –
Scarlet Experiment! Sceptic Thomas!
Now, do you doubt that your Bird was true?