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Sunday Morning Opera: Will She or Won’t She?

Sunday Morning Opera:  Will She or Won’t She?
April 9, 2017
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Last week, the operatic world was shocked to hear that the greatest soprano of a generation – today’s Beverly Sills, …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Happy Birthday Leontyne Price

Sunday Morning Opera: Happy Birthday Leontyne Price
February 12, 2017
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The Diva in a Turban turned ninety this week! There is no argument that she is one of the greatest …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Celebrating the Greatest – Ever

Sunday Morning Opera: Celebrating the Greatest – Ever
January 9, 2017
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Beginning at midnight on January 10, I’ll be tweeting 24 hours of music honoring the greatest baritone there ever was. …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: The Greatest – Ever!

Sunday Morning Opera:  The Greatest – Ever!
January 8, 2017
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Tomorrow is the birthday of the greatest baritone of them all, the one who put the hunk in the word …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Cheesy Songs & Baritones

Sunday Morning Opera:  Cheesy Songs & Baritones
November 20, 2016
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The best baritone crooning is cheesy. I doesn’t matter who the baritone is, it just needs to be a little …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: National Opera Week

Sunday Morning Opera:  National Opera Week
October 30, 2016
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Two things are going on this week. First, it is National Opera Week. Secondly, today is annual Richard Tucker Foundation …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: The New Met at 50

Sunday Morning Opera: The New Met at 50
September 18, 2016
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This is one of those wonderful, self-indulgent posts that can be about anything.  I’m loving it.  I suspect I’ll just …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: The Greatest Soprano There Ever Was

Sunday Morning Opera:  The Greatest Soprano There Ever Was
May 29, 2016
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Wednesday would have been Beverly Sills 87th birthday.  When it comes to Bubbles, where do you begin?  I’ll start with …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: The Willow Song

Sunday Morning Opera:  The Willow Song
May 1, 2016
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I rarely feature sopranos, but there are times when one must do what one must do.  The Willow Song, from …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Happy Birthday Leontyne Price

Sunday Morning Opera:  Happy Birthday Leontyne Price
February 14, 2016
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In my humble opinion, the greatest voices this country has ever produced are: 1. Sherrill Milnes 2. Beverly Sills 3. …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Placi Turns 75!

Sunday Morning Opera:  Placi Turns 75!
January 24, 2016
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Okay, so he’s a tenor.  He’s also my favorite tenor.  I’ve seen him so many times at the Met:  Otello, …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Aretha?

Sunday Morning Opera:  Aretha?
January 3, 2016
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In my humble opinion, the greatest voices this country has ever produced are: Sherrill Milnes Beverly Sills Leontyne Price Elvis …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: 50 Years of the Greatest of Them All

Sunday Morning Opera:  50 Years of the Greatest of Them All
December 20, 2015
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On December 22, 1965, the greatest Baritone there ever was and ever will be walked onto the stage of the …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: It’s My Birthday (and I’ll cry if I want too)

Sunday Morning Opera:  It’s My Birthday (and I’ll cry if I want too)
November 29, 2015
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My birthday is Wednesday, I think. For years, my birthday gift from my parents was the Metropolitan Opera & Sherrill …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: The Pink Flamingo Is 10 Years Old Today

Sunday Morning Opera: The Pink Flamingo Is 10 Years Old Today
October 4, 2015
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There is a reason for the white rose.  It symbolizes hope, renewal, and homage to new starts, and is symbol …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: My Favorite Opera

Sunday Morning Opera:  My Favorite Opera
September 20, 2015
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People who insanely love opera are well…insane.  We are an irrational lot, surpassed only by baseball fans.  When the two …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Otello

Sunday Morning Opera:  Otello
August 23, 2015
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If you want to know why we are baritone junkies, well, um…okay, it’s about the voice, right? The Met Season …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: The Metropolitan Opera’s Disgusting New Racism

Sunday Morning Opera:  The Metropolitan Opera’s Disgusting New Racism
July 12, 2015
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The world knows I’m an opera freak.  I’ve been that way since 1978.  I started thinking about the ‘greats’.  It …Read the Rest

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A Few of My Favorite Operatic Things…

A Few of My Favorite Operatic Things…
May 24, 2015
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In no real order, but starting with my current ringtone. If you call, and I don’t answer, you now know …Read the Rest

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In Which I Feature a Soprano: Beverly Sills

In Which I Feature a Soprano:  Beverly Sills
March 21, 2015
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There is only ONE great soprano as far as I am concerned, and that is Beverly Sills. Then again, we …Read the Rest

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Broadband, Baritones, Opera & Living in the Middle of Nowhere, USA

Broadband, Baritones, Opera & Living in the Middle of Nowhere, USA
February 26, 2015
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I still don’t take modern technology for granted.  That, if anything, should date me has having been born way before …Read the Rest

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Sherrill Milnes & Beverly Sills

Sherrill Milnes & Beverly Sills
January 12, 2015
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Everyone who knows me knows that I have a fairly strict baritones only, philosophy in life.  Once in awhile a …Read the Rest

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Happy Birthday to the Greatest of Them All

Happy Birthday to the Greatest of Them All
January 10, 2015
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Opera and baseball go together.  Don’t ask me why, there is no rational explanation.  Then again, that’s what both of …Read the Rest

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It’s My Birthday, I’ll Play What I Want Too…

It’s My Birthday, I’ll Play What I Want Too…
December 2, 2014
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It’s my birthday.  I’m celebrating it by playing what I want. Let’s start with my very, very, very favorite piece …Read the Rest

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The Greatest Ever

The Greatest Ever
October 5, 2014
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“A man has to have goals – for a day, for a lifetime – and that was mine, to have …Read the Rest

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Wyatt Earp’s Favorite Opera

Wyatt Earp’s Favorite Opera
September 13, 2014
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Opera done well, is opera properly staged and costumed.  September brings opera.  In Paris, our favorite Barihunk, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, is …Read the Rest

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