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Tag Archives: Metropolitan Opera

BOHEMIAN LEGS, OPERA-WISE

WHILE LISTENING to the Metropolitan Opera’s Mary Jo Heath commentate on  Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, I got to thinking about operatic legs. Today an operatic mainstay, this tale of bohemian life … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

ROBERT MERRILL: BARITONE AND MAN OF LETTERS

BARITONE ROBERT Merrill must have been a hoot as well as a Metropolitan Opera stalwart from 1945 to 1976. Well, there was the time in 1951 when the Met’s high-toned … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

OPERATIC CHAOS

IT HAS been a while since I’ve had fun here with opera. Having already cited (see http://www.wp.me/p2ETap-u7) what Sir Peter Ustinov called opera’s “razor edge of absurdity,” it seems not … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · Leave a comment