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Il Trova-fly

Il Trovatore has two problems: a perception of an improbable plot and a requirement for singing that is pretty rare these days.  If you don’t need absolutely the four greatest singers in the world, you need four who are in the top rank and able to cope with the generosity and accuracy that Verdi demands.  1,002 more words

Performances I've Seen

PREVIEW: Il Trovatore @Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House will present a new production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore, which will come to the stage from the 2nd to the 17th July.  272 more words

Idomeneo @ The Flemish Opera

I don’t feel this Idomeneo had any particular faults so maybe I just was in a particularly scrupulous mood. I found Roberto Saccà throaty, Renata Pokupic gasping for air every couple of seconds with not even a hint  of a legato, Serena Farmocchia missing the vocal gravity for Elettra, and the direction at times a bit silly. 130 more words

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mission and Bosch

Below is a brief refelction I wrote a few years ago of David Bosch’s outstanding Transforming Mission – paradigm shifts in theology of mission.

Bosch’s work has been given the highest praise, with such eloquent descriptions as immense, great, comprehensive, magnum opus, summa missiologica and magisterial, among others, for his book Transforming Mission.  5,728 more words

God

Jesus Needs Men & Women!

We Still Need More Workers!

Today (Sunday) I preached on Matthew 9:35-38, which contains the passage that says, “the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” It’s one of my favorite passages. 342 more words

Christianity

David Bosch and Lesslie Newbigin on suffering in Paul

A good understanding of suffering in Paul requires us to seek wisdom not only from biblical scholars but also from missiologists and practitioners. Here I will first cite a passage from 2 Corinthians, and then list two excerpts from David Bosch’s… 284 more words

The Meaning of Mission

In a post that goes pretty deep, Jonathan Seitz gets at the meaning of mission. The whole post can be read over here, but I’d like to highlight a couple of paragraphs. 249 more words

Missio Dei