An interesting staging of Don Giovanni. If this is the banquet at Don Giovanni's palazzo, interesting. The Last Supper. Thanks to LA Opera.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Many thanks to the reader who left the review. Mozart died in poverty. Mozart is a living genius. If one more person is introduced to or reminded of Mozart in 2015, that is at least one good action for the year.
Thank you to the Royal Opera House and Opera Today (http://www.operatoday.com/content/2015/04/rossini_il_turc.php) for the photo from the 2015 production.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Published in The New Yorker and then anthologized in The Best American Mystery Stories 2014, guest editor Laura Lippman, editor Otto Penzler, Rough Deeds, the first paragraph:
In New France, which people more and more called Canada, from the old Iroquois word kanata, Duquet was everywhere—examining, prying, measuring, observing, and calculating. Limbs and low-quality hardwood waste became high-quality firewood, and every autumn he packed twenty wagons full for the Kebec market and for Paris, when he could charter available ships with the promise of a good return cargo of tea or coffee or textiles, spices or china. Without the sure promise of a rich return cargo, he thought, let the Parisians freeze, for all he cared.