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What a Selfish Turk

In honor of Juilliard‘s performances of Rossini‘s 1814 comic opera Il Turco in Italia this week (glowingly reviewed at Parterre), here are some famous depictions of Turkey in opera.  164 more words



ART BOOKS are often oversize tomes appropriate for display on coffee tables, but I have a trio of them that would fit in a single pocket. 608 more words

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Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Metropolitan Opera in New York

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Metropolitan Opera, NYC

Tuesday, November 18, 2014   7:30 pm

Approximate running time 3 hrs. 0 min.

In Bartlett Sher’s effervescent production of Rossini’s most popular opera, Isabel Leonard is the beautiful and feisty Rosina, who won’t be kept under lock and key. 841 more words


I Guess Opera can still Shock...

This weekend, the Met Opera gave it’s last performance of what became the hot button cultural event of the season here in New York, John Adam… 420 more words


Sant'Ubaldo church in Pesaro on All Souls' Day

On All Souls Day I would like to devote a post to Sant’Ubaldo church in Pesaro.

Little known even by Pesaresi (I myself entered the church one year ago for the first time!) it was hardly ever open in the past. 490 more words


today's birthday: Domenico Scarlatti (1685)

Domenico Scarlatti (1685)

Although he lived during the Baroque era, Scarlatti, an Italian composer and virtuoso harpsichordist, was extremely influential in the development of the… 60 more words