Saturday, May 16, 2015

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo 2010 Don Giovanni LA Opera

An interesting staging of Don Giovanni. If this is the banquet at Don Giovanni's palazzo, interesting. The Last Supper. Thanks to LA Opera.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Opera Ebook Has a First Review

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.

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo in ROH 2015 Il Turco in Italia

Thank you to the Royal Opera House and Opera Today ( for the photo from the 2015 production.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Works Here Or Not

Does work here. Johnny's Gone Fishing, the site of the open poetry mic, used to be a bakery.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Annie Proulx Short Story 2014

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.

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo 2015

Another from the first concert of 2015, thanks to Varduhi Abrahamyan site and of course the photographer.