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Despite missed early extra points, Vikings K Kai Forbath remains confident

To start the season, Vikings kicker Kai Forbath missed two extra point kicks in as many weeks, having fans reliving the Blair Walsh days.

Since, though, Forbath has been solid, hitting 9 of 9 extra points and 7 of 8 kicks, including going 3-for-3 with a made 53-yarder against the Packers in Week 6. 126 more words

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'Cinderella' on the West Side

Issac Selya, conductor and founder of Queen City Opera, is adding a new title to his resume: Producer. For the first time since founding Queen City Opera in 2012, he is not conducting, but is producing Rossini’s “La Cenerentola,” Friday and Sunday at the Dunham Arts Center on the West Side. 459 more words


Tosca: Puccini and Italian nationalism

I have just found out that today is Opera Passion Day, which appears to be a BBC project involving several hours of livestreaming from opera companies throughout the UK. 1,347 more words



It’s been one of those mad glorious weeks that tend to roll around once or twice a year, filled with goodies of every kind.

  • Thursday week ago I saw a fab concert performance of Rameau’s Dardanus by the English Touring Opera at the Sheldonian.
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Not Shakespeare

Rossini: Overture to William Tell

The music here is beautifully played, and the video direction is exceptional. In the small realm of live-filmed opera overtures, this is a keeper.

Live at La Scala in 1988, conducted by Riccardo Muti (12 minutes)


October 19 ~ This Day in Music History

Happy Diwali!

Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere).  One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. 242 more words


Upcoming Liveblog: Handel's "Aci, Galatea e Polifemo" on Sunday

Another weekend, another Handel: Handel’s “Aci” on Sunday, Oct. 22nd, at 9:15 p.m. (UTC+2). 21 more words