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The Magic Flute (Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer)

The Royal Festival Hall hosted a one-night stop on the current international tour of ‘The Magic Flute’, performed in German with dialogue in English.  Ivan Fischer conducted the Budapest Festival Orchestra with flair, and it was good to see them all obviously enjoying making the most of Mozart’s dazzling score. 197 more words

Royal Festival Hall

The Magic Flute

See the birds of the sky, that they don’t sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you of much more value than they?

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FEATURE: The Bregenz Opera Festival - The most stunning set designs

The Seebühne, a massive floating stage on Lake Constance, is the centerpiece of the annual Bregenz Festival in Austria. The stage hosts elaborate opera productions that are famous for their eye-popping set designs for audiences of up to 7000. 87 more words


Lucia Popp: Queen of the Night aria

I continue to have great fun in my History and Origins of Opera class. What memories it has stirred, especially the recordings my father proudly played on his reel to reel and the huge arsenal of beauty he had on lp’s. 397 more words


Mi Cumpleaños

So, I hit the big 22 this year. I can finally sing that Taylor Swift song earnestly.

Despite being almost 5,000 miles away from my family and friends, I was determined to have an amazing day of celebration. 208 more words

Living In Spain

Pants on fire!

“Liar, liar etc..” says the chorus chanted in the playground.  We are careful to teach our children the difference between truth and lies.  I can remember saying to my children, “I won’t be cross as long as you just tell the truth.”  The deal suggested was sometimes hard to stick to and many times led to a long explanation about rights and wrongs which was probably so boring as to be punishment enough for both my offspring and myself!  899 more words

ENO: The Magic Flute

Mozart: The Magic Flute
English National Opera
The Coliseum.  19 February 2016

What a different three years makes! I was rather dismissive of the first run of Simon McBurney’s 2013 new production of The Magic Flute, together with his theatre company Complicite in partnership with Netherlands Opera and Aix-en-Provence.   794 more words

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