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Yet another Traviata

There are too many Traviatas out there to waste time on bad ones. But I was disappointed by the Bayerische Staatsoper’s current production. (My review is… 22 more words


Andrew Davis and the Verdi Requiem

It’s forty years since Sir Andrew Davis first conducted the TSO and to celebrate the fact the TSO programmed a run of Verdi Requiems with Sir Andrew conducting.   364 more words


The best Verdi post ever

This post is here by request from a friend, who asked for the, “best Verdi post ever.” Unfortunately, when it comes to 19th century opera, I am not entirely knowledgeable about Verdi. 77 more words

Celeste Aïda, from Verdi's Aïda Act1

I sit here, writing my first post for my new music blog, with tears in my eyes, a sentence I had planned when it was true. 340 more words

Classical Music

May Madness Mix 3: La forza del destino (Munich, 7 May 2015)

As one advances on their opera journey new objects of adoration spring up. Works, composers, singers but also places. In my case Bayerische Staatsoper has slowly morphed into a mythical temple of music. 1,729 more words

Live Performances

Opera Plots in 101 Words or Less, Act II

Today, we continue with the plots of opera “warhorses”—those repertoire standards most likely to be referenced in pop culture. Again, despite any snark below, I love all of these works and heartily recommended them to anyone considering exploring the world of opera. 871 more words