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Shakespeare in Music

Today – by tradition – we celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.  We don’t actually know when he was born (he was baptised on 26 April 1564), but let’s not worry about that.  424 more words


Rigoletto in Tel Aviv


Giuseppe Verdi 

The womanizing Duke sings La donna e` mobile as he enjoys his ongoing conquests, while his jester Rigoletto plans a personal vendetta in Verdi’s popular opera about blind love, hate and the wish for revenge. 735 more words


Prada and LVMH reach down the street with food

I don’t always talk about luxury but when I do, it’s to tell how I like this idea of brands buying pastries. First LVMH and… 89 more words


Quote of the day, April 9

Giuseppe Verdi

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.”


Great moments in opera: Falstaff

Falstaff was Verdi’s final opera, written six years after the triumph of Otello, when he was in his late 70s. The subject came as a surprise: it was, if I am not mistaken, Verdi’s first comedy. 1,028 more words


"DON CARLO" in Vancouver




First VO production in 40 years!
A magnificent drama of a king’s brutal power and a son’s brash rebellion
In Italian with English SURTITLES™ 357 more words


Il Trovatore in Delaware



About Il Trovatore

Happy endings may be few and far between in this family drama of Count Di Luna’s search for his long-lost brother and the plot may border on being…well, operatic – however… 2,151 more words