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Verdi's Ernani at the Met

The Met’s production of Ernani is back on the boards. Here’s my essay for the Met’s program:

With Ernani, the fifth of his 28 operas, Verdi was able to exercise a degree… 64 more words


Poster for our opera choruses concert, April 18th

Here’s our rather splendiferous poster for our forthcoming spring concert, A Night At the Opera, on April 18th. Tickets now available from Compact Music and Sudbury Tourist Information Office.


Weekend's Something Else (La forza del destino)

This week’s effort is a bit different; not the work of a composer I don’t know, not even I work I don’t know. Rather, a work I’m not very familiar with. 432 more words

Thursday's Something Else

Rossini, I take it all back

WARNING: If you are not an opera fan, I’m going to let rip, so jump to the pictures at the end.

See also Nina Mishkin’s post… 509 more words

Writing Notes

Concert at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy

The Teatro di San Carlo in Naples is the world’s oldest working theatre and still ranks amongst its most famous opera houses.

I’m no opera expert but if I close my eyes and imagine an opera house I see it with glamour and gold and balconies of red.   623 more words


Never Really Done...

Sometimes I can be really damn efficient…like when I’m not sick and when a bunch of drama isn’t stalking me (have I mentioned that colleges have started notifying and the girlchild is a mess?). 757 more words


Verdi vs. Wagner - the good, the best, the incredible

Ah, the time-travel-telepathy portion of performing (also known as “what was the composer thinking / intending / feeling?). Was his nose itching when he wrote this aria? 35 more words

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