Saturday, April 11, 2020


At this age, I felt that I have found my peace.  Right now it seems to die is gain and to live is ................

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, I have been enjoying on-line many operas from the Met, and some delightful shows from the BroadwayHD.  Plus some reading, surfing on the Internet, playing Bridge and climbing stairs, there just does not seem enough time in a day.

Metropolitan Opera watched 3/17 - 4/10/20
La Beheme
II Trovatare
La Fille du Regiment
Manon loved the songs
L'Elisir D'Amore loved the stage and costume design - like country paintings
Das Rhinegold on 3/24/20 - high teck set design
Ann Bolena **** WOW, the audience brought down the house
3/26/20 Die Walkure - Wagner's ring cycle section 2 ----Amazing, learned a bit about brass
3/22/20 Aida
             Eugene Onegin beautiful stage design, Renee the actress is so beautiful with such charming voice
3/23/20 Tristan und Isolde - nice music and singing, quite long.  Set and costume design were contemporary  and grey
3/28 /20 Gotterdammereung
3/29/20 Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg --- delightful comedy by Wagner.  Love the character of Cobbler Sach
3/30/20 Tannhauser
3/30/20 Dialogues des Camelites
4/2/20 Don Carlos
4/3/20 Les Pecheurs de Perles (The pearl fishers) by George Biset, the French composer who's last composition was Carmen before he dies at 36.  Beautiful songs of a story set in the fishing village in Srilenka
4/5/20 Macbeth by Verdi
4/6/20 Norma by Bellini, whose music is tender andfragil according to the singer Juice.  Also a sense of purity according to the meystral
4/7/20 La Fanciulla (girl) of the Golden West by Puccini - delightful plot and beautiful songs
4/8/20 Falstaff by Verdi:  Merry wives of Windsor.  A nice comedy that one can laugh out loud
4/9/20 Parsifal by Wagner's 
4/10/20 Romeo and Juliet, fancy costumes and nice songs

Broadway shows:
3/24/20 Am American in Paris - enjoyable!
3/29/20  Les Miserale
3/31/20 Elaine Stritch at Liberty
4/1/20 Salome, written by Oscar Wild  about the woman who danced for the head of John.  Quite some psychoanalysis.  Played by Al Pochico
4/2/20 Phantom of the Opera 25 years - Very elaborate costume and stage setting.  The actress is so beautiful and expressive. Cried!
4/3/20 Gypsy
4/4/20 She loves me (similar story line as the movie "You Got Mail"

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