A Valentine to the Met Sung by Leontyne Price–The Opera House–Go Wednesday

(filmlinc.org)I’m writing this today so that those of you who are interested can still see this wonderful film and I’m going to start with the times and date you can still see it: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 12:55 pm & 6:30 pm and if you go to metopera.org/theoperahouse you can find the theaters showing…

Good News Bad News Department

(TIMovate) Today┬áI am inaugurating a new feature in my blog—items that seem to me to be good or bad news for everyone (not just Democrats). Here are today’s. A federal judge ruled that North Carolina’s Republican-led legislature unfairly drew 13 congressional districts to its own advantage and ordered them to come up with a new…

The Post–Go See It

If you have not been aware of the media’s crucial role over the last year, you haven’t been paying attention–in particular, the two giants of journalism–the New York Times and the Washington Post. This movie outlines how the Post rose to its present eminence. (npr.com) The Times was always the pinnacle and the Post was–as…

A Terrible Thing Happened at the Met Tonight–Shelly and Rory Walked Out on Figaro

(operanews) Considering Figaro is our favorite opera and Mozart our favorite composer, this was quite a feat. In fact, we were both dazed as we walked out that this could be happening. But really, we couldn’t stay. We know every note of this piece and have listened to it for 50 years–what was so terrible…

TAKE CARE OF THIS HOUSE: A BERNSTEIN CELEBRATION

Sometimes in my dreams, I imagine a musical heaven (something like the scene in Stairway to Heaven (powellandpressburger) where Rory and I are watching W. A. Mozart conduct his 42nd symphony and all our fellow music lovers are listening intently with us. That longing to hear more of a long-gone composer’s work came true at…