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Review: The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel

I have finished ready a new biography about former German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, entitled The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel by Kati Marton. The book, newly released following Ms. Merkel’s retirement as Chancellor after 16 years in power, is an … Continue reading

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Happy 7th Anniversary

Today, February 3rd, 2020, marks the seventh anniversary of me creating this blog. I want to thank everyone for joining me along this ride as I discuss many different topics, from reviews of plays and operas, to discussions on condominiums, … Continue reading

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2018 In Review

As we are counting down the hours until 2018 begins, I would like to thank you for visiting my site this year. I would also like to highlight the past year for this site:

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Anna Netrobko leads a Stunning Aida

The Metropolitan Opera (‘The Met’) opened their 2018-2019 Live in HD broadcast series with a performance of Guiseppe Verdi’s Aida.  The production has been in their repertoire for a number of years now, but is still visually stunning, and was … Continue reading

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Eugene Onegin Soars at the COC

I attended the second performance of the Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) production of Eugene Onegin at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on October 4th, 2018.  And it was worth every minute. The production is new for the … Continue reading

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The King and I at the Princess of Wales

I attended the matinee performance on July 14th of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical The King and I at the Princess of Wales. The production starred Jose Llana (The King of Siam), Elena Shaddow (Anna Leonowens), Joan Almedilla (Lady Thiang), Brian … Continue reading

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Sondra Radvanovsky owns Anna Bolena at the COC

I attended the last performance of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at the Canadian Opera Company on May 26th, 2018.  The opera stars Sondra Radvanovsky, who owns the title role of Anna Bolena. The performance stars Ms. Radvanovsky, and also features Christian … Continue reading

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Luisa Miller: Live in HD

I attended the April 14 2018 Metropolitan Opera‘s Live in HD Broadcast of Giuseppe Verdi‘s Luisa Miller.  This is the first time since 2006 that the opera has been performed by the Met, but it was worth the wait. The … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Anniversary

February 3rd 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of my blog.  I would like to thank everyone who has stopped by to read my posts. I have discussed many different topics from operas, stage shows, and movies that I have seen, … Continue reading

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Tosca Succeeds in HD

On Saturday January 27th, 2018 the Metropolitan Opera (The Met) aired their new production of Puccini’s Tosca.  The director for this production is Sir David McVicar, with sets and costumes by John Macfarlane, and lighting by David Finn.  The conductor … Continue reading

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