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Semiramide Reigns At the Met – Part II

Dear Readers: Yesterday we touched on the theme of Bel canto opera and why it is so great.  Bel canto is one of the crowning jewels of the European musical legacy, Europe’s gift to the world, which includes the invention … Continue reading

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Semiramide Reigns At the Met – Part I

Dear Readers: This past weekend I saw (via the Live in HD series at IMAX cinemas) a marvelous production of Gioachino Rossini’s stupendous tragic opera Semiramide. And I even learned how to pronounce this Babylonian Queen’s name in English — … Continue reading

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