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Germany Double Feature: When Horses Fly, You Better Wear a Helmet – Part I

Dear Readers: I am doing something a little different today:  Instead of multi-part posts, I plan instead a “double feature”.  Both on the theme of Germany.  My susceptible brain has received two German-themed stimuli in the last couple of days: … Continue reading

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La Fille Hits The Nigh Notes At The Met – Part III

Dear Readers: Today concluding my review of the Metropolitan Live in HD production of Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment“. Sadly, Donizetti’s story has more plot-holes than a slab of Tyrolean Swiss cheese.  For example:  In the very first scene, the … Continue reading

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La Fille Hits The Nigh Notes At The Met – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing my review of this excellent Metropolitan Opera production.  The singers and the orchestra were amazing, as usual.  My only quibble is about the setting and the staging.  I don’t like the sets.  For Act I, all they … Continue reading

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La Fille Hits The Nigh Notes At The Met – Part I

Dear Readers: This is my review of the Metropolitan Live in HD production of the opera La fille du regiment (“Daughter of the Regiment”), that great comic opera by Gaetano Donizetti.  I saw this production yesterday in an American movie … Continue reading

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Carmen Smokes Up The Met! – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today finishing up my review of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD production of Carmen – which I watched in a movie theater on Saturday February 2.  I have said most of what I wanted to say about … Continue reading

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Carmen Smokes Up The Met! – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing with my review of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD production of Carmen – which I watched in a movie theater on Saturday February 2.  This particular movie theater is quite shabby and rundown, but the IMAX … Continue reading

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Carmen Smokes Up The Met! – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing with my review of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD production of Carmen – which I watched in a movie theater on Saturday February 2.  And, as always, felt so grateful that the Met management makes these … Continue reading

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