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Musical Fireworks
06 29 2021

Musical Fireworks

What is the fascination with fireworks? From young to old, we can be mesmerized by the sparkle… maybe it goes back millions of years, the obsession with fire… the benefits, the danger.Gunpowder goes back a couple thousand years! Initially firework…

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The Magic of Summertime
06 23 2021

The Magic of Summertime

When one thinks of "American Opera" Often the first thing that comes to mind is Gershwin's Porgy and Bess...I’ve seen it called “too long” and “not a good opera”. It seems to be racially, politically and culturally controversial from every perspecti…

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Tristan or How did we get on this boat anyway?
06 01 2021

Tristan or How did we get on this boat anyway?

I must have been very young when I first learned of the romance of Tristan and Isolde, probably it was the version of the tale wound into the Le Morte d’Arthur which is still my favorite- lots of passion and lovely knightly medieval detail. I assu…

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Me and the end of the world
03 26 2021

Me and the end of the world

My love for the Ring and Gotterdammerung is a mystery even to me.My first time “seeing it” was on a DVD from the library. It had to be returned that day and I had to fast forward through a lot of it… I guess I totally missed the point.Then, I saw…

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Magical Opera Moments
03 23 2021

Magical Opera Moments

The thing about opera is, it gives so much back to you… So many magical moments.My very first-time attending opera at the movie theater, I saw Aida. My first Aida. Now I have never been too sure why this opera is not called Amneris and that day Am…

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