Monthly Archives: June 2013

Tutto Verdi: Alzira

Verdi’s Alzira, first performed in Naples in 1845, has long had the reputation as Verdi’s worst opera. Accordingly, it is his least performed opera. Parma’s Teatro Regio did not even bother to stage it as part of it’s series of all of Verdi’s works. They used a concert performance of Alzira given at the Grand…

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Tutto Verdi: Giovanna D’Arco

Giovanna D’Arco is one of Verdi’s least performed operas. Verdi didn’t even bother to attend it’s premiere at La Scala on February 15, 1845 as he was unhappy with both the production and La Scala’s management. The reason for its neglect is simple. It has the weakest score of any of opera he had written…

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Section 9007 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Community Health Needs Assessment In order to continue as a 501(c)(3) organization, each hospital must conduct a community health needs assessment every three years and adopt an implementation strategy to meet the community health needs identified through the assessment. The assessment must take into account input from persons who represent the broad interests of the…

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Kidney 5K Walk’n Roll – 2013

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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Pavarotti in L’Elisir D’Amore – San Francisco 1969

Below are four photographs of the young (and beardless) Luciano Pavarotti as Nemorino in the 1969 production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore at the San Francisco Opera . The photos were kindly supplied by the eminent opera photographer Robert Cahen. The Dulcamara pictured with Pavarotti is the late bass Sesto Brusantini (1919-2003). Reri Grist (b 1932)…

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