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Hands Off! by Victor Borge

For those of you who would never have thought that classical music could be wildly entertaining, I hope to prove you wrong. I grew up watching Victor Borge recite hilarious jokes at his piano. 81 more words

Macbeth and the difference between Paris and Rome

The blood thing.

Macbeth’s language is the difference between Paris and Rome. Paris is elegant, it accommodates good taste. I can speak the language. Whereas my knowledge of Italian comes from the 2 great canons of opera and pizza. 80 more words

WHAT'S ON SEPTEMBER 2014: Dominic Hill's production of Verdi's Macbeth visits Eastwood Park

This brooding, atmospheric Macbeth returns in celebration of the 2014 Year of Homecoming and will tour Scotland visiting Eastwood Park Theatre on Thu 25 September at 7.30pm. 198 more words

Eastwood Park Theatre

Opera on the Internet - who could have guessed?

We just finished watching a recorded LIVE performance of Il Trovatore by G. Verdi on medici.tv this morning. Performance was at the Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg Austria. 424 more words


The lure of love

The neat thing Verdi does in La traviata‘s Act I is Alfredo and Violetta’s duet (with extension) Un di, felice, eterea +E strano…folie! 147 more words

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Verdi - Don Carlos / Théâtre du Châtelet 1996

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Mel Gibson directed Don Carlos? I raise the question because in this version, directed for the Theatre du Chatelet by Luc Bondy, there is a moment in Posa’s death scene where I’m pretty sure I heard drops of the fake blood, of which there is plenty, land on the floor. 1,356 more words


WHAT'S ON SEPTEMBER 2014: Scottish Opera's highly acclaimed Macbeth visits Eastwood Park

Eastwood Park Theatre
Thursday 25 September at 7.30pm

This brooding, atmospheric Macbeth returns in celebration of the 2014 Year of Homecoming. Inspired by events in the war-torn Balkans, … 191 more words

Citizens Theatre