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meaning and origin of ‘Pooh-Bah’


The Tremendous Swell and the Three Little Maidens.
Pooh-Bah, Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, and Peep-Bo.

from The Pall-Mall Gazette (London) – 16th March 1885



The noun Pooh-Bah… 387 more words


August 25 ~ This Day in Music History

• 1879 ~ New York’s Madison Square Garden displayed a real floating ship in a gigantic water tank as Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, H.M.S. Pinafore, was performed. 324 more words


Opera 101—The Yeomen of the Guard Redux

I have a song to sing, O
Sing me your song, O
It is sung to the moon by a love-lorn loon
Who fled from the mocking throng-o… 483 more words


August 20 ~ This Day in Music History

• 1561 ~ Jacopo Peri, Italian composer
More information about Peri

• 1882 ~ Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” first performed in Moscow.

• 1885 ~ The Mikado, by… 276 more words


Trial by jury: the bridesmaids

Here are a few screenshots of a sketch of the Bridesmaids’ chorus from TRIAL BY JURY.

Here is a first colour version:

This is the preferred version: 12 more words

Tim Wilson

Opera Q's Ruddigore at QPAC

Opera Q is knocking it out of the park at the moment, and I say that as someone who doesn’t know enough about either sport or opera to use such metaphors.  669 more words


Jour deux

Where was I? Oh, yes: the Seattle Mystery Book Store, dim sum and a fantastic, nail biting baseball game. How great is that? But wait. There’s more! 553 more words

Journal Du Chien Noir