Monthly Archives: January 2019

Adriana Conquers the Met – Part VI

Dear Readers: Continuing my review of the Metropolitan Opera production of Adriana Lecouvreur, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role.  And now, after some teasing and some sidebars, it is time to really take this plot apart from stem to … Continue reading

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Adriana Conquers the Met – Part V

Dear Readers: Continuing my review of the Metropolitan Opera production of Adriana Lecouvreur, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role.  Previously I made a vow to be a Structuralist and not poke back into the original source material.  Some vows … Continue reading

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Adriana Conquers the Met – Part IV

Dear Readers: Welcome back to my review of the Metropolitan Opera production of Adriana Lecouvreur, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role.  Yesterday we discussed the clever device used by the playwrights, in which a major character, the actual crux … Continue reading

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Adriana Conquers the Met – Part III

Dear Readers: Welcome back to my review of the Metropolitan Opera production of Adriana Lecouvreur, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role.  I liked this production a lot, but I will like it even more if I can succeed in … Continue reading

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Adriana Conquers the Met – Part II

Dear Readers: Welcome back to my review of the Metropolitan Opera production of Adriana Lecouvreur, starring Anna Netrebko as the famous diva.  I mentioned that the plot, based on the  1849 play Adrienne Lecouvreur by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Legouvé, … Continue reading

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Adriana Conquers the Met – Part I

Dear Opera Lovers: This past Saturday I saw the new Metropolitan Opera production of Adriana Lecouvreur, starring Anna Netrebko as the famous diva.  As usual, I watched the (live) opera in my humble, local movie theater, taking advantage of the … Continue reading

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Characteristics and Limitations of Ukrainian Tomos – Part VI

Dear Readers: Today, appropriately on a Sunday morning, before going to church to pray, finishing up my translation of this analysis of the new Ukrainian Autocephaly. But first a pop quiz:  What is an Exarch?  Answer:  An Exarch is a … Continue reading

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