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Semiramide Reigns At the Met - Part II

Dear Readers:

Yesterday we touched on the theme of Bel canto opera and why it is so great.  Bel canto is one of the crowning jewels of the European musical legacy, Europe’s gift to the world, which includes the invention of the mathematical musical scale and classical opera.  958 more words


Semiramide Reigns At the Met - Part I

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This past weekend I saw (via the Live in HD series at IMAX cinemas) a marvelous production of Gioachino Rossini’s stupendous tragic opera… 740 more words


Wise Words with Bruce Wise


The 2018 Winter Olympics
          by Rudi E. Welec, “Abs”

The lyrist plays a hymn for heroes on the ice and snow,
in skiing, sledding, curling, skating, o’er the bright, white glow, 1,787 more words


Happy birthday, Gioachino

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) doesn’t actually get a birthday this year, since he was born on February 29, but we’re going to wish him a happy birthday anyway. 23 more words

Simple Pleasures

The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini, Feb. 22 & 23 2018 @ Muthaiga C. Club & Brookehouse, Respectively

Dates: February 22 & 23, 2018
Venue: Muthaiga C. Club & Brookehouse, Respectively
Time: 7 pm and 6.30 pm

THE MOST FAMOUS COMIC OPERA BY ROSSINI performed by talented exciting young artists.

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Theater & Performances

51. Il turco in Italia (Gioachino Rossini)

Dramma buffo in 2 acts

By Gioachino Rossini

Libretto: Felice Romani, after Caterino Mazzolà’s libretto for Franz Joseph Seydelmann’s opera (1788)

First performed: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 14 August 1814… 1,014 more words


Masterclass fans: new ROH Masterclass with JDD

Just to make me happy, it starts off with Parto. I haven’t seen it yet but I hope it’s good (almost 2 new hours). If it’s not good we can laugh about it here ;-) 85 more words

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