The Ghosts of Versailles

Figaro Count Almaviva Rosina Susanna Giaochino Rossini Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais   The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro are two of the most performed and popular operas in the repertoire.  Persons of my generation are familiar with the music, if only from the cartoons of the esteemed one Bugs... Continue Reading →

The Music of Language

The biggest hole in my education is the knowledge of other languages, besides my native English.  Seriously, it is a wide gaping expanse that you could drive a truck through.  I know just enough Italian, German, French or Spanish to start a bar fight in some of the best pubs and cafes in Europe.  My... Continue Reading →

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