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Sat 7 May – Met Opera: Maestro Levine to retire, last day of season

I have some friends who are inoperable.
No matter what I’ve tried, they don’t like opera.
What sort of person could they be?!?
In any event, in case you didn’t know, I believe that tomorrow is the very last conducting appearance of James … Continue reading

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Rome/Venice Day 6 – Of trains, boats and a phoenix

We headed down to the hated Stazione Termini this morning. I get a shiver when I got there, after the years of daily commuting. I rather miss the clackety clack of the flipping cards on the departure … Continue reading

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Ex ore infantium

There are lots of these “unknown people show their hidden talents” TV shows now.  Sometimes they produce some surprises.
This one? Wow.
9 years old.

Mi piace, è bella… bella.
She is singing a well-known aria from Puccini’s short Gianni Schicchi: Il mio babbino caro. … Continue reading

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