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Shakespeare to Song

Playbill has a compilation on their website today of musicals that were based on the works of The Bard in honor of his birthday. But the pen of William Shakespeare has given rise to a whole musical revolution of performing arts inspired by his timeless tales. 308 more words

Italian opera: The awkward middle child - Verdi’s Les vêpres siciliennes from Opera21

Italian opera: The awkward middle child -Verdi’s Les vêpres siciliennes

By Holly Nicholas Published on the Opera21 blog:

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‘Why can’t it just be normal?’ This was the implied complaint in an elderly gentleman’s question to Stefan Herheim, after his dramaturge; Alexander Meier-Dörzenbach had taken us through their concept for a new production of Verdi’s Les vêpres siciliennes at the Royal Opera House. 118 more words


The moving Hebrew Slaves chorus from Nabucco:

Earth Balm

Damrau triumphs as Violetta

Traviata at the Royal Opera House is traditional, handsome, little that’s seriously unexpected and is a vehicle for individual stars to give their performances of the leading roles.  795 more words

Performances I've Seen

The Front Porch

She called me a romantic. Not like Don Juan with all the girls swooning. Or the most interesting man in the world. I don’t drink dos Equis, but I do stay thirsty. 301 more words

My Life After Now

My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi
Published: 4-2-13 by Sourcebooks Fire
Get the book: Amazon, The Book Depository

Lucy just had the worst week ever. 1,413 more words


Petek Dinçöz: Başbakan çağrıma cevap verdi

Dün Beyaz TV’de yayınlanan ‘Söylemezsem Olmaz’ programına konuk olan Petek Dinçöz’ün canlı yayındaki çağrısına Başbakan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan kayıtsız kalmadı.Petek Dinçöz, kendisiyle ilgilenen Başbakan Erdoğan’a Twitter’dan teşşekür… 22 more words