Tag Archives: opera

Right evil bastard

Tonight I went to the Maltings to see a live streaming of Verdi’s Otello. It was streamed from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. It needs to be noted that it’s Otello rather than Othelo because Verdi was Italian and … Continue reading

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Unhappy music

James Last died today after many years of Happy Music. While generally criticized for recording lift music, he was very successful and sold an awful lot of albums. His real name was Hans Last but his first music label producers … Continue reading

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The downside of absolute pleasure

I had a rather buy day today. Mirinda had Book Group while I had a Presenters’ lunch with the Talking Newspaper. I made her a casserole for dinner then went off to the Maltings for a, supposedly, live streaming performance … Continue reading

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Poor Violetta

It occurred to me last night as I sat in the second row of the Ambassador’s Theatre in Woking, that I’m not very knowledgeable when it comes to opera. I think I could pick a bum note and I can … Continue reading

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How to get a divorce, Nero style

Last night I went into Woking to meet Tom. Given the fact that I unexpectedly ran into him on Wednesday night, it doesn’t surprise me that I ran into Lara on the way to the theatre. Actually, this shouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Nettles

I worked in the garden this afternoon, removing the two strawberry plants I put in two years ago. They had managed to completely cover the bed they were in, multiplying to around a thousand plants. Unfortunately, among the strawberry plants … Continue reading

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