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Robert Cahen – A Life in Opera

Tweet The great opera photographer Robert Cahen will soon retire after 60 years of photographing virtually every major opera singer of that period. He has assembled a a slide show that presents some of the photos he has taken over his career. I have transferred the slide show to an MPEG-4 video. The link to it…


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Dutch Tulips

Tweet In April we went to the Netherlands in search of the country’s fabled tulips. Luck was with us and we got there at the precise peak of the tulip season. We stayed in Amsterdam at the Conservatorium Hotel. The hotel is only a few years old and was built inside the walls of the…


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February Birthdays

Tweet Cesare Siepi was born on February 10 some time between 1919 and 1923. He died in 2010. The photo below is of the great bass in one of his most renowned roles – Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The photo was taken by the noted photographer of the San Francisco Opera Robert Cahen as were the…


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December Birthdays

Tweet Here are a few picture of opera singers whose birthdays are in December. The were supplied courtesy of Robert Cahen. Maria Callas Dec 2, 1923-77       Jose Carreras born Dec 5, 1946   Piotr Beczala b Dec 28, 1966    


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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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Kidney 5K Walk’n Roll – 2013

Tweet Below are a few picture taken last Saturday (June 1) at the South Plains Kidney Foundation’s annual exercise event. Also present were some of the Therapy Dogs Inc of Lubbock.


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The Photographs of Robert Cahen – Cesare Siepi

Tweet The following photos are of the late bass Cesare Siepi (1923-2010) as Don Giovanni They were taken by Mr Cahen during the 1968 run of Don Giovanni in San Francisco. The complete cast list is below. –


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Earl’s Oil – Photographs

Tweet On Friday March 8 my friend Earl allowed me and another friend to accompany him as he made his daily rounds. Earl is an oilman. He started in the business when he was 17. He’s a lean and taciturn West Texan except when he sees an oil well – then he recites the well’s…


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First Friday Photos and No Parsifal Review

Tweet As I am under both doctor’s and dentist’s orders to avoid contact with Parsifal under any circumstances there will be no review of today’s telecast (scheduled to end Wednesday) of Wagner’s final opera. Instead here are the photos that were exhibited yesterday at the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s headquarters. The photos will be on view…


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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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