Category Archives: Opera

Ukraine War Day #47: Ukrainian Flower Girls

Des Gartens Zier und duftende Geister im Lenz pflückt uns der Meister! Wir wachsen hier in Sommer und Sonne, für dich erblühend in Wonne. Nun sei uns freund und hold, nicht karge den Blumen den Sold! Kannst du uns nicht … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #18 – Zelensky Auf Naxos

Dear Readers: If this were normal time and not war time, I would be posting an opera review today. My older readers know that I am a huge opera buff and would indulge myself, from time to time, with a … Continue reading

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Eurydice Just Loses It At The Met

Dear Readers: This post falls in my series of “Opera Reviews” mainly inspired by Metropolitan Opera Live in HD streamings into IMAX movie theaters. Yesterday was the turn for a modern American work called Eurydice, music by Matthew Aucoin, libretto … Continue reading

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Boris Disappoints At The Met

Dear Readers: I briefly interrupt my Voroshilov series to bring you this BREAKING NEWS! review of the Metropolitan Opera production of Mussorgsky’s masterpiece Boris Godunov. After an almost 2-year absence, due to The Plague, the Met Opera finally reopened this … Continue reading

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The Flying Dutchman Spooks Out The Met

Dear Readers: I know well that loyal Readers have missed my wonderful opera reviews.  They know how passionate I am about the New York City Metropolitan Opera and its sometimes great productions.  Sadly, the 2019-2020 season was cut short by … Continue reading

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Plácido is gonna be okay!

Dear Readers: For opera lovers:  There is very good news: Plácido Domingo, the Silver Lion of Hero Tenors, is gonna be okay!  The Spanish/Mexican superstar came down with this wretched Covid-19 virus, I didn’t even know that until I saw … Continue reading

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Agrippina Plots And Schemes At the Met!

Dear Readers: Today I have a review of the Metropolitan Opera “Agrippina” which I saw via’s the Met’s wonderful “Live in HD” series.  Which streams these selected Saturday matinees into IMAX movie theaters throughout the land.  Right out of the … Continue reading

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Porgy Gets The Met A-Jumpin’

Dear Readers: When a great work of art is born, it might then proceed to morph into different forms:  a play, a musical, a movie, a TV series…. DuBose Heyward knew that he had produced a corker, when his brilliant … Continue reading

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Book Review: Porgy – Part XV

Dear Readers: It is time to conclude my review of this amazing book.  For sure, we are only 59% through it (according to my Kindle), but with everything set up properly and brilliantly (by Heyward), it is possible to just … Continue reading

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Book Review: Porgy – Part XIV

Dear Readers: In our recap of the story, we have now gotten ourselves all the way to the crucial “Rape Scene” which sets up the final crisis, determines the denouement, and set the stage for the moral destruction of our … Continue reading

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