Monthly Archives: January 2019

Venezuela Crisis From POV of a Russian Teacher – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing to translate this piece from VZGLIAD. The author, Dmitry Strauss, lives in Caracas, Venezuela, where he works teaching Russian and translating.  Here is his analysis of the current crisis. – [continuing about the events of 2014…] The … Continue reading

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Venezuela Crisis From POV of a Russian Teacher – Part I

Dear Readers: To help elucidate the Venezuela crisis, I have this piece from VZGLIAD.  The author is Dmitry Strauss.  He lives in Caracas, Venezuela, and earns his living teaching Russian and translating from Russian to Spanish.  His position and residency … Continue reading

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Closure to Ufa Rape Story

Dear Readers: While I was busy reviewing a delightful opera, lots of other stuff (most of it ugly) was happening out there in the world.  Including that Ufa rape story, so I just wanted to bring some closure on that, … Continue reading

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Adriana Conquers the Met – Epilogue

Dear Readers: And now it is time to end this series!  To summarize:  I loved the Met Live in HD production of “Adriana Lecouvreur” starring Anna Netrebko in the title role.  Also starring Piotr Beczała as the dashing Count Maurice … Continue reading

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Adriana Conquers the Met – Part XIII

Dear Readers: Continuing with my review of the Metropolitan Live in HD production of Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur!   Recapping plot with the assistance of this English translation of the original French play.  Where we left off, it is the beginning … Continue reading

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Adriana Conquers the Met – Part XII

Dear Readers: Continuing with my review of the Metropolitan Live in HD production of Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur!   Recapping plot with the assistance of this English translation of the original French play.  We just finished working through Act II of … Continue reading

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Adriana Conquers the Met – Part XI

Dear Readers: Continuing with my review of the Metropolitan Live in HD production of Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur!   Still plugging through the plot with the assistance of this English translation of the original French play.  Personally, I think that every … Continue reading

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