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Opera Dis&Re ‘Spect

/ Music / I beg your pardon, I’ve had a chip on my shoulder about opera all my life: I mean to try a few and immediately start to rant. I must revise all such writing here. And it ain’t … Continue reading

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Phtha, Ah!

/ Art / Music / Opera Verdi, Aida, premiered in Cairo (after a delay), 24 December 1871 Act I, scene ii. Priests sing a ritual about “Phtha”, a god who created earth and sky. In another minute they’ll sing to … Continue reading

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Sorry, Puccini

Favorites / Art / Music / Jan and I watched Act I of Puccini’s La Bohème last night. I’d reminded her: as a kid I’d blocked opera. In college I made an exception for Mozart, reveled in Don Giovanni (and … Continue reading

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