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

Dear Readers: This past Saturday marked the last transmission of the Metropolitan Opera Live In HD for the 2016-2017 season.  The Powers That Be at the Met selected the romantic comedy Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss to end the IMAX season, … Continue reading

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