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Master Class with Maestro Peter Mark

An excerpt from my master class this past weekend with Maestro Peter Mark. Here Maestro Mark is working with me on phrasing and expansion in a high note, as opposed to simply hitting the note and sustaining. 18 more words


Revisiting the Bechdel test for opera

A while ago I put some of my favourite operas to this test, with various results. But on re-reading it today, an idea about how perception complicates matters came to me. 537 more words


Der Rosenkavalier

Last night was the opening night performance of Der Rosenkavalier at Lyric, which I made the very quick decision to attend after realizing that there were no labs this school week (thank goodness for a break). 630 more words

Der Winterkavalier returns

Not that long ago I was whinging about my Zurich Der Rosenkavalier DVD 1 not working.

2016 brings a first success: I managed to make it work on another laptop and ripped it for good measure :D :D :D… 7 more words

20th Century

Does your favourite opera pass the Bechdel test?

I was browsing idly after much Christmas food and found this clever post. So, to remind you, gentle reader, the Bechdel test quantifies the feminism of films. 584 more words


Kate Royal's Marschallin

Kate Royal makes a stunning Marschallin in this intriguing, if uneven production of Strauss’ eternal, elegiac masterpiece…


Whoever clicked on the Faninal's Kitchen post...

…reminded me that evergrey November is the right time of the year to watch that particular Der Rosenkavalier. Trouble is, Disc 1 has stopped working for me about a year or so ago. 93 more words

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