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Sprinkle a Little ‘Turandot,’ Seasoned with a Dash of ‘Cav’ and ‘Pag’ (Part Two): Cast Reshuffling and Dueling High Notes

Two for the Price of One

The January 30, 2016 broadcast of Puccini’s Turandot featured Swedish soprano Nina Stemme in the stratospheric title part, Italian tenor Marco Berti as the Unknown Prince Calaf, Romanian soprano Anita Hartig as the slave girl Liu, and Ukrainian bass-baritone Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Timur. 3,291 more words

Opera

Opera Double Bill: Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci

A Sunset Music | Arts and Verismo Opera joint presentation.

Enjoy a comedic romp through Gianni Schicchi with a cunning con artist that tricks the greedy Donati family who are fighting over their dying relative’s estate.  88 more words

Special Event

Cav/Pag and WNO

Well, I’m back in Brighton after a short break either side of my nth birthday (where n→∞). As is traditional on such occasions I spent the evening of the day in question at the Wales Millennium Centre for a night at the Opera: 492 more words

Opera

Pizza Buona

Just saw that Pizza Buona is looking to move. Priced out by rising rent. Sadly inevitable, though it suddenly reminded me of this, probably the closest I ever came to a restaurant review. 709 more words

Eats

Medium

The man on stage is but a conduit

For something greater than himself

Channeling it into the wide-eyed crowd

Before him

It is the fate of every conduit to… 25 more words

Poetry

ჯამბაზები

მინდა ერთ-ერთ ჩემს საყვარელ თემას შევეხო,რომელიც ჯამბაზებს შეეხება.ძალიან ბევრ ადამიანს (მათ შორის ჩემს ბევრ ნაცნობს) აქვს ე.წ  კოულროფობია,ანუ შიში კლოუნების მიმართ.სიმართლე გითხრათ,ასეთი ადამიანების არ მესმის,რადგან მე ბავშვობიდანვე მომწონს ჯამბაზები და არასდროს მეშინოდა მათი. 10 more words

Met Opera on Demand - Pagliaccii (2015)

Last night I watched Pagliacci on “Met Opera on Demand”. Superb. A tragi-comic play within a tragic play within a tragic opera containing comedy. It was also the second part of a double bill with Cavalleria Rusticana. 96 more words

Arts