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Figaro or: The Human Music Machine


Have you ever heard a piece of music and then spend hours upon hours trying to figure out what it is? Usually, it’s easier if it’s a piece of pop music – any genre – because you can generally produce at least a line of lyric to put into the Googlematic Search Engine and get about 23 choices from a single line. 672 more words

Life As We Know It

The Barber Of Seville (Rossini), Columbia UK, Stereo

Callas! Gobbi! Rossini! EMI Stereo! Now that’s what I call opera.

This is the way to start a music blog – ‘Barber’ is one of the greatest works of music, in turns thrilling, joyful, tender and funny. 350 more words

Classical Music

Remakes: Why Barber of Seville's Survival was a Close Shave (Sorry)

There’s a particular kind of film making that’s become so prevalent over the past few years as to become a free-standing punchline: the gritty reboot. Rebooting and remaking has almost become a genre of its own with many sub-genres, all of which seem to upset everyone all the time. 1,500 more words

The Barber of Seville opens this week in Guanajuato, Mexico

The Teatro del Bicentenario in León, Guanajuato will present its first opera production of the 2015 season starting on the 15th of March, The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini. 302 more words

Teach Your Kids to Love Opera. No, Really.

Opera (noun): A super boring performance where very large people screech in a foreign language. See also: interminable, nap time, old-fashioned.  If that’s your definition of opera, it’s time to change that! 779 more words


Concert of pleasing success and great live opera experience

So, here is just a quick note to say about two blogs I’ll put up ASAP.

1. The recital I had coming up has been and gone. 197 more words

Cutting out expensive razor blades, plus a beautiful Barber of Seville

There are certain hygiene-related matters that are, if not taboo, at least highly sensitive to discuss in polite society. I’m referring, of course, to the price of razor blades. 427 more words