Monthly Archives: July 2013

David Morgan Sings Lamento di Federico

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Tweet David Morgan is a 22 year old tenor whom I’ve been following here since he was 17. He’s making remarkable progress. Listen below to his beautiful rendition of Cileas’s great aria – “È la solita storia del pastore.” There is no telling how far this extraordinarily gifted young man may go. The earlier posts…


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La Fanciulla Del West

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Tweet A rousing and complete performance of Puccini original spaghetti western La Fanciulla Del West is below. If you haven’t time for the whole opera, watch the first few minutes for what may be the most imaginative beginning of an opera in years. The production is from the Royal Opera House in Stockholm. It features…


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Tutto Verdi: Macbeth

Tweet The Teatro Regio di Parma recorded Macbeth as part of its series of all of Verdi’s operas in October (rather than the June given below) of 2006. The video was taken from six different performances which makes one wonder if there was a lot of singing that was off on any given night. Macbeth…


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Photos – SD and Wyoming

Tweet I spent the last part of June meandering through the National Parks in South Dakota and Wyoming. Here are a few pictures taken during the tour. If you want to see more of them go here. Most of the photos were taken with a Panasonic Lumix FZ200 at ISO 200. The camera’s programmed mode…


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Rigoletto in Aix-en-Provence

Tweet The link below will take you to a complete performance of Verdi’s masterpiece staged yesterday in Aix-en-Provence. The show will only be up for a week. So if you’re interested don’t waste any time. The cast is headed by George Gagnidze in the title role. He’s very good as are the other principals. Robert…


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Tutto Verdi: Attila

Tweet Verdi’s 9th opera, Attila, was first performed at the Teatro la Fenice, Venice 0n March 17, 1846. The libretto is a condensation of a highly charged German romantic play, Attila, König der Hunnen by Zacharias Werner (1808). And it’s still too long. Antonio Solera wrote most of the text. Francesco Piave completed the last…


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Commentary on Numbers 32:1-25

Tweet Only the Dead have seen the end of war – George Santayana Si vis pacem, para bellum – Vegetius Numbers contains some pretty unsavory stuff, which I’ll skip. I’ll concentrate on chapter 32. This is the section where the Reubenites and Gadites come to Moses and Eleazar the priest to tell them that the east…


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