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Sunday Morning Opera: Summertime Smackdown

Sunday Morning Opera:  Summertime Smackdown
June 4, 2017
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The night before my father died, I was watching the San Francisco Opera’s remarkable version of Porgy and Bess, starring …Read the Rest

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American Voices About America

American Voices About America
May 28, 2017
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Tomorrow is Memorial Day. One of the beautiful things about opera is the fact that American singers have a tendency …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: “New” Met @ 50!

Sunday Morning Opera: “New” Met @ 50!
May 7, 2017
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This evening the Metropolitan Opera will celebrate 50 years at Lincoln Center.  When it opened, the NY Times gushed: “…On …Read the Rest

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Good Friday

Good Friday
April 14, 2017
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Sunday Morning Opera: William Warfield

Sunday Morning Opera:  William Warfield
February 26, 2017
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William Warfield was one of the great operatic basses – period.  He was also married to the legendary Leontyne Price. …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: 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: Vissi d’arte

Sunday Morning Opera:  Vissi d’arte
July 17, 2016
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Maria Callas Renée Fleming Mirella Freni Kiri te Kanawa Joan Sutherland And – the best for last…

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I Understand Tosca

I Understand Tosca
July 12, 2016
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Like I told my cousin last night, I’m frantic.  I’m terribly upset about losing my home, when it is so …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: Latonia Moore

Sunday Morning Opera:  Latonia Moore
February 28, 2016
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I am a confessed baritone junkie.  It is very, very rare that I bother with anything else but baritones.  But, …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: Healing via Opera

Sunday Morning Opera:  Healing via Opera
November 8, 2015
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The other day mezzo, and now I assume completely dysfunctional Royal’s fanatic, Joyce DiDonato had an interesting Twitter thread about …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Luciano Would Be 80 Tomorrow

Sunday Morning Opera:  Luciano Would Be 80 Tomorrow
October 11, 2015
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It is rare that I laud a tenor.  But, let’s face it, Luciano Pavarotti was one of the greatest, ever.  …Read the Rest

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How The Metropolitan Opera Blew It

How The Metropolitan Opera Blew It
September 24, 2015
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Ten years after the Emancipation Proclamation, the first opera company in Washington, DC was founded, in 1873 by former slaves.  …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Tosca, I Need Tosca

Sunday Morning Opera:  Tosca, I Need Tosca
July 19, 2015
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Tosca is my very favorite opera.  I’m a junkie.  Let’s be honest here, the greatest Scarpia ever is Sherrill Milnes, …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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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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Part II: The Man Who Would Kill the Metropolitan Opera

Part II: The Man Who Would Kill the Metropolitan Opera
February 15, 2014
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This is the second of two parts about the disaster that is Peter Gelb.  We are living in the Golden …Read the Rest

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Happy Birthday: Guiseppe Verdi

Happy Birthday:  Guiseppe Verdi
October 10, 2013
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Let’s face it, if you are a baritone junkie like I am, then you are required to be a huge …Read the Rest

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Who Are the ‘Real’ Americans?

Who Are the ‘Real’ Americans?
September 18, 2013
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Once again Sean Gastonguay is taking his ‘Christian’ and patriotic family on a dangerous ocean voyage because he believes in …Read the Rest

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