Category Archives: Parsifal

Marilyn Horne’s Birthday

Tweet The great American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne was born this day in 1934. To mark the occasion here are five photos of this outstanding artist taken by Robert Cahen.


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Das Rheingold in HD

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Tweet On Saturday October 9 the Metropolitan Opera presented its first HD telecast of the 2010-11 season with its new production of Wagner’s Das Rheingold, the opera that opened the Met’s current season. Robert Lepage’s production which uses computerized projections, shifting platforms, and flashy lighting has attracted much attention. The set which is little more…


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The Ghost in the Machine – A Cautionary Tale

Tweet It all started a couple of years ago on a Saturday afternoon.  I turned on the radio to listen to the weekly Metropolitan Op­era broadcast, forgetting that Parsifal was scheduled. Being comfortably settled in a stuffed reclining chair, I was too lazy to turn the radio off.  Besides, nothing can put you to sleep…


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Parsifal Redux

Tweet Some years ago I wrote about my bout with Parsifal. I had become Parsifal positive. I was only exposed once. Most people can listen to Parsifal many times without becoming positive. What bad luck. After years of treatment I licked it and have been Parsifal negative for more than five years. Obviously, I am…


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