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Exploring the Tosca Collection
06 13 2019

Exploring the Tosca Collection

I never expected to become as fascinated with Tosca as I did. The plot feels so real, as if such events happen anywhere the world is violently in flux, which can be any day, depending on the place. And put into such an impossible situation what ac…

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Opera Daddy
06 12 2019

Opera Daddy

I once read (in the book Opera For Dummies) that “opera is the crash test simulator for life”. As I muse on opera dads, we can learn a lot about –mostly- what not to do. (But I’ve only got cats so what do I know)Cendrillon – Pandolfe, stand up for…

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7 Opera Myths (debunked)
06 04 2019

7 Opera Myths (debunked)

There are a lot of misconceptions about opera. In an effort to be a good opera ambassador, I would like to debunk these opera myths in my own overly opinionated way and with a sense of humor!Note: I am in the process of adding to the series and more…

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Everyday bubbly
05 30 2019

Everyday bubbly

I’m taking a moment to celebrate the bubbly!No one in my family likes champagne or sparkling wines. They don’t like opera either. On both fronts they “don’t get it”. I started out liking dryer varieties like “brut” but then I discovered prosecco- t…

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Celebrating Wine and Opera
05 20 2019

Celebrating Wine and Opera

Wine and opera tend to be much intertwined. I don’t have any big academic reason for this (probably somebody does) but I know because I am forever ordering wine bottle and goblet charms!Here are some of the top appearances of wine in operas (in no…

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Top picks for Opera Magazines
05 14 2019

Top picks for Opera Magazines

Remember when you were a kid...In back of the TV Guide or newspaper they’d feature celebrities, movie/tv stars, the gossip and their birthdays. I don’t know about you, but I never knew who any of those people were. I figured when I got older I wou…

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