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Sunday Morning Opera: Black History Month – Part I

Sunday Morning Opera: Black History Month – Part I
February 5, 2017
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Once upon a time there was an episode of Bonanza about the good people of Virginia City engaging the top …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: He’s Home!

Sunday Morning Opera:  He’s Home!
January 29, 2017
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Our favorite baritone, after over a month in the hospital in St. Petersburg is finally home in London.  He looks …Read the Rest

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Conscience of the King

Conscience of the King
January 17, 2017
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As I write this, it is the national holiday celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  It is a …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: Sir Bryn Terfel CBE

Sunday Morning Opera: Sir Bryn Terfel CBE
January 1, 2017
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Even the average operatic male – tenor, baritone, or bass, gets to play a knight at least once, onstage.  Very …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: A Little Dmitri

Sunday Morning Opera:  A Little Dmitri
December 17, 2016
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And – an encore. From what I gather, this is for a new album, recorded yesterday!

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Sunday Morning Opera: The Heavy Heart Edition

Sunday Morning Opera:  The Heavy Heart Edition
December 11, 2016
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By now you’ve heard the news about our favorite baritone.  It is heart-breaking.  Opera is like baseball.  It does break …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Dmitri & Traviata

Sunday Morning Opera:  Dmitri & Traviata
December 4, 2016
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What we all want is about 41 minutes into the first video. It comes from the November 29 performance that …Read the Rest

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Go Ahead, Burn That Flag!

Go Ahead, Burn That Flag!
December 3, 2016
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You want to burn a flag?  Cool. I’ll even give you matches and some lighter fluid.  I’ll record the incident, …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: Là ci darem la mano Smackdown

Sunday Morning Opera: Là ci darem la mano Smackdown
November 6, 2016
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This is my very favorite duet. Period. And – a special treat!

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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: Sex, Violence & Politics

Sunday Morning Opera:  Sex, Violence & Politics
October 23, 2016
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Anyone who loves opera knows it is all about sex, violence, and politics, only very well sung.  Verdi excelled in …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Happy Birthday Dmitri Hvorostovsky!

Sunday Morning Opera:  Happy Birthday Dmitri Hvorostovsky!
October 16, 2016
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Today is our favorite baritone’s birthday.  It is yet another perfect excuse for completely self-indulgent wallowing in the greatest voice …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Keenlyside’s Giovanni

Sunday Morning Opera:  Keenlyside’s Giovanni
October 9, 2016
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Simon Keenlyside is back at the Met, doing Giovanni.  I like his Giovanni.  Heck, I like his Mozart, period.  His …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Speedo Green

Sunday Morning Opera:  Speedo Green
October 2, 2016
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When you hear the name Speedo Green, opera doesn’t exactly come up as the first career choice. OMG! He is …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Self-Indulgent Baritone Fix

Sunday Morning Opera: Self-Indulgent Baritone Fix
September 25, 2016
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My favorite baritone appears to be morphing into a crooner of the Robert Goulet ilk. Some might think that is …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: Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125

Sunday Morning Opera:  Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125
September 11, 2016
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Eric Leinsdof Sherrill Milnes Placido Domingo Jane Marsh Josephine Veasey This is considered one of the finest recordings of Beethoven’s …Read the Rest

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To Boldly Go: STEM, the Arts & Wells Fargo, Inc.

To Boldly Go:  STEM, the Arts & Wells Fargo, Inc.
September 6, 2016
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In the mid-1960s, the late Doug Chaffee, a very dear friend (I would rank him as my #2 best friend, …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Klingon Opera

Sunday Morning Opera:  Klingon Opera
September 4, 2016
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How, you might ask, does one reconcile opera and Star Trek?  It’s quite simple.  Klingons love opera.  Enough said. Then …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Leonard Bernstein

Sunday Morning Opera:  Leonard Bernstein
August 28, 2016
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I wonder how many people besides moi owe their love of classical music to Leonard Bernstein and his Sunday afternoon …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Il Balen Del Suo Sorriso Smackdown

Sunday Morning Opera: Il Balen Del Suo Sorriso Smackdown
August 21, 2016
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When I was working on today’s post, I noticed something interesting. There are many great baritones, yet very few of …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Hvorostovsky’s New CD

Sunday Morning Opera:  Hvorostovsky’s New CD
August 14, 2016
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Songs of War, Peace, Love & Sorrow The Demon, Scene 6: Dmitri Hvorostovsky has a new CD. My unbiased review? …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Richard Tucker

Sunday Morning Opera:  Richard Tucker
August 7, 2016
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I’m beginning to think he was the best tenor of the lot.

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Verdi, Trovatore, and Marxism

Verdi, Trovatore, and Marxism
July 24, 2016
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I love Verdi.  I am also a total and complete Marxist.  Unfortunately, in 1935, there was an unfortunate (for me) …Read the Rest

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When God Hugs You

When God Hugs You
July 23, 2016
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This has been a rough week. While I can’t say that it has been the worst week of my life, …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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