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A blog that starts “I was lucky enough to…”

Around this time last year I started working on what has been my favourite job to date, The Oldest Woman in Limerick. 799 more words


#ClassicalMusic Today November 25, 2015

In 1720 Handel’s Keyboard Suites, First Collection), was published in London (Julian date: Nov. 14). 

In 1731 Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sacred Cantata No. 140 (“Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”) was first performed in Leipzig.  1,311 more words

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Day in History, Nov. 25, 1995: Opera's legendary Pavarotti wows Coliseum crowd

The Northlands Coliseum (now Rexall Place) was shaken to its foundation by the voice of one man — the world’s best-loved and best-known operatic tenor, Luciano Pavarotti. 583 more words


in the eye of the beholder

Ouf, opera als film? Het is een van de weinig aan opera gerelateerde dingen waar ik niet meteen wild enthousiast van word. Eerder sceptisch.

Opera is een genre dat veel fantasie van zijn publiek vraagt. 382 more words


Classical Jukebox: Week 2

Actual classical music on the classical jukebox this week, with some joyful Rossini. ‘Largo al Factotum’ from ‘The Barber of Seville’.


Opera Notorious (11-25-1910)

Today we think of opera as staid, civilized, and old-fashioned.  That wasn’t the reaction of Chicago 105 years ago, the day “Salome” hit town.

In the Christian Bible, Salome is the teenage step-daughter King Herod Antipas.  350 more words


Opera Max will now save data while music streaming

Back in August, Opera Max announced that those using its data compression app could save as much as 50% of the data they normally expend to watch YouTube and Netflix. 285 more words