Monthly Archives: October 2018

La Fanciulla Delights Audiences at the Met

Dear Readers: This past Saturday I had the pleasure of seeing the Met Opera Live in HD transmission of Giacomo Puccini’s great opera La Fanciulla del West (“The Girl From the West”).  I almost didn’t decide to write a review … Continue reading

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Russians React To Megyn Kelly Firing – Part II

Dear Readers: The main question here, obviously, is:  “Will Megyn bounce back out of this disaster?  Will she get a new show?  Somehow, somewhere?”  Obviously, she could join the RT-America gang and probably write her own ticket; but she is … Continue reading

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Russians React To Megyn Kelly Firing – Part I

“He was a large, broadchested, powerfully-made man, of a full glossy black, and a face whose truly African features were characterized by an expression of grave and steady good sense, united with much kindliness and benevolence. There was something about … Continue reading

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Samson Brings Down The House – at the Met – Part V

Brothers and Sisters of the Congregation! It is time to end our (rather lengthy) sermon on the personalities of Samson and Delilah.  In conclusion:  God is good, and Women are evil!  Especially those polytheistic temptresses who worship scaly fish gods … Continue reading

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Samson Brings Down The House – at the Met – Part IV

Dear Readers: Almost done with our opera review, just have a little more Philistinism, a couple of Acts, and some more Bible sermons to get through! First I have to say, though, it is a sad state of affairs, when … Continue reading

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Samson Brings Down The House – at the Met – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing to review this very fine production of the French opera “Samson et Dalila“… Where we last left off in our Bible sermon, Samson has incited a full-on communal war between Hebrews and Philistines.  He destroyed the wheat … Continue reading

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Samson Brings Down The House – at the Met – Part II

Dear Readers: Classical music experts regard “Samson et Dalila” as one of the true masterpieces of the French opera.  Composer Camille Saint-Saëns initially thought to stage this work as an oratorio, like Handel’s “Messiah”, which he greatly admired.  The oratorio … Continue reading

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