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Sunday Morning Opera: Songs for My Father

Sunday Morning Opera:  Songs for My Father
June 11, 2017
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My father, Albert P. Reidhead, would be ninety-three today.  We lost him on October 17, 2014.  He loved music, especially …Read the Rest

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky On How to Sing, When to Live Painfully

Dmitri Hvorostovsky On How to Sing, When to Live Painfully
June 8, 2017
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 I translated this from Russian. The world-famous and beloved opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky came to Russia – took part in …Read the Rest

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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: My Met Top 50

Sunday Morning Opera:  My Met Top 50
May 21, 2017
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We opera fans are a strange bunch of fanatical and very insane individuals.  We’re as bad as baseball fanatics.  Quite …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Baby What a Big Surprise!

Sunday Morning Opera:  Baby What a Big Surprise!
May 14, 2017
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  “…There are standing ovations, and there are standing ovations. Those looking for one of the superlative kind would have …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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Sunday Morning Opera: The Return of Our Fave

Sunday Morning Opera:  The Return of Our Fave
April 30, 2017
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On Wednesday, in Toronto, Dmitri Hvorostovsky did a concert with  Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov.  There are some obvious things …Read the Rest

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Good Friday

Good Friday
April 14, 2017
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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: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Sunday Morning Opera:  Take Me Out to the Ballgame
April 2, 2017
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There are two things which go together like patriotism and hotdogs:  Baseball and Opera.  Please, don’t ask me to explain …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Va pensiero

Sunday Morning Opera:  Va pensiero
March 26, 2017
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Anyone who knows anything about opera understands the lore and legend of Va pensiero. We also know that when it …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: The Ultimate Baritone Smack-down

Sunday Morning Opera:  The Ultimate Baritone Smack-down
March 5, 2017
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I have resisted temptation long enough.  In honor of the 225th or the 56th birthday Gioachino Rossini, I’m just going …Read the Rest

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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: Marian Anderson

Sunday Morning Opera:  Marian Anderson
February 19, 2017
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A few weeks ago it was announced that Harriet Tubman was going to be featured on the new twenty dollar …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: 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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