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Italian opera at La Scala – on my “bucket list”

Photo of Piazza Scala by Giovanni Dall’Orto from Wikimedia Commons in the public domain

Since the fateful moment that I discovered opera, I have wanted to see an opera at La Scala. 269 more words

Met Opera: I Puritani review

Although static direction and dated scenery plague this production of I Puritani, beautiful singing thankfully makes some compensation towards salvaging the evening’s entertainment.


Earthquake Survivors, 1906

On this day in 1906 at 5:11 am Pacific Coast time a huge earthquake devastated San Francisco. It has been widely described as a force that shook up to a full minute and was felt from Oregon to LA all the way to central Nevada. 676 more words

Family History

[54] Cecilia Bartoli - The Vivaldi Album

The album opens with the clean high tones and crisp instrumentation of one of the most familiar tunes in Classical Music – the beautiful celebration of Spring from The Four Seasons – paving the way for me to enjoy the rest of these far more obscure pieces of Vivaldi’s Opera. 204 more words


P is for Paul Potts (A-Z Challenge, April 2014)

The other day I went to the South African premiere of One Chance, a movie about the life of Paul Potts.  Who?  Paul Potts is a British tenor who won the first series of Britain’s… 168 more words

Classical Music

A-to-Z Challenge Day Fifteen: Opera

A few years ago I spent a week in Chicago with Anastasia. It was an amazing city, and I loved every minute of walking its various streets and running up my credit card debt in all of the amazing stores and restaurants. 497 more words