Category Archives: Opera

Dmitry Khvorostovsky – The Death Of An Artist

Dear Readers: I interrupt this regularly scheduled mini-series on the Trotsky-Stalin feud of the 1930’s to bring a sad breaking-news story.  And I don’t want to make any political hay out of this private sorrow, but I have to point … Continue reading

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Norma Blazes At The Met! – Part III

Dear Readers: Yesterday we got to that part of Norma’s story, in which the Roman Proconsul Biggus Dickus (er… I mean Pollione) bursts into the grove of the Druids, takes his High-C, and announces that he is in love… and … Continue reading

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Norma Blazes At The Met! – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing my review of Bellini’s great opera “Norma”, which commenced the Met Opera’s Live in HD season this past Saturday.  It is time to talk about the tenor, Roman Proconsul Pollione, here sung by Joseph Calleja, who is … Continue reading

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Norma Blazes At The Met! – Part I

Dear Readers: So, here is my review of The Metropolitan Opera’s Live In HD show “Norma”, which I watched yesterday in my local IMAX movie theater.  After a long summer break, this performance heralded the start of the Met’s new … Continue reading

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Opera Review: A Rosy End To the Met HD Season – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today finishing my review of the opera Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss which concluded the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series for this season.  I know that this review has turned out to be quite long.  But then, … Continue reading

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Opera Review: A Rosy End To the Met HD Season – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing my review of the opera Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss which ended the 2016-2017 season of Live in HD From the Metropolitan Opera. Where we left off, I was praising the musical and comedy talents of bass … Continue reading

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Opera Review: A Rosy End To the Met HD Season – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing my review of the opera Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss which ended the 2016-2017 season of Live in HD From the Metropolitan Opera.  I watched the show in an IMAX movie theater.  I was alone this time.  … Continue reading

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