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Celebrating an Anniversary in Style at the Metropolitan Opera's Arabella

We used to go out and eat a great French meal on our anniversary. We no longer do this because a. it upsets our digestion b. 361 more words

Retirement In New York

Ticket update: Der Rosenkavalier, Glyndebourne 2014

General sale kicked off at midnight. Madness as usual – damn you, popular operas! I got Upper Slips seats (hey, it’s a long one) for 5 June… 209 more words

Richard Strauss

Do fake it, Octavian!

Octavian’s heated ramblings (Wie du warst…! Wie du bist…!) never fail to leave me in stitches. Spot on portrayal of teenage earnestness. Remember philosophizing about anything and everything? 117 more words

Richard Strauss

a little night music

I have always had remarkable hearing, as in, I find normal levels of conversation way too loud and I can hear a conversation through a door from 30 feet away. 168 more words