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Barber of Seville, Rossini performed by the Irish National Opera, 2016.

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Like, one of the most popular ever. Also terribly misogynistic. Why is it so hard for guys to recognize that women are genetically superior and men chromosomally damaged idiots? Il barbiere di Siviglia–

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Relax, it’s Verdi. Most people consider Falstaff a comedic character, personally I think he’s kind of tragic. Not so long ago. It debuted in 1893. This performance from January 26, 2020.

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Another Mozart Opera? Well, he only wrote 22 and some of them aren’t Operas. The story follows Count Belfiore and the Marchioness Violante Onesti, who were lovers before Belfiore stabbed Violante in a fit of rage. The story begins with the revived Violante and her servant Roberto disguised as “Sandrina” and “Nardo,” and quietly working …

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For Ruth. Her second favorite.

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Le Nozze di Figaro, for Ruth. Glyndebourne, 1999.

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Well, kind of horrible but composed in 1789 or so and Mozart is not responsible for the Libretto (though he did agree to participate in the project). The short title, Così Fan Tutte literally means “So do they all”, using the feminine plural to indicate women. It is usually translated into English as “Women are …

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Die Zauberflöte In this opera, the Queen of the Night persuades Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter Pamina from captivity under the high priest Sarastro; instead, he learns the high ideals of Sarastro’s community and seeks to join it. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph, with …

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I spent way more time than you think in Marching Band. Of course they canceled the 2020 season. Absolutely a fan of the Crusaders, after them the Scouts and Vanguard. You have to understand that as a member you spend 20 hours a week training in addition to your instrumental practice time. Touring is no …

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“All of this is for the very best end.” Remember, Nellie Forbush is a stone cold racist who ruins the lives of everyone she touches. I think Candide is about my favorite Opera ever. It has all the essential elements, naive ingenue led into misbehavior by ill counsel and a rebellious nature as her life …

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Special travel edition. Abandoning North Lake today, desultory posting at best. Had I know about this event I would certainly have been there. I’ve attended countless ‘Soft White Underbelly’ shows at various dive bars and sour smelling rock clubs (a combination of beer and barf) over the years. A nice Drive-In in Swanzey with a …

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The Narcissistic Fish It’s an Opera. Really. Damn it! These are serious artists! It takes longer to describe it than it does to watch it!

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