Divina Maria Callas

Maria Callas died on September 16, 42 years ago, yet she is as present as ever.  Her singing was one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. I delight in her interpretation of Lucia di Lammermoor; the duet with the flute is still unmatched (in my humble opinion). In “Quando […]

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Zeffirelli’s Last Dream in Verona,

To be in Verona for an opera evening at “Arena,” it is always a great treat, but it was more so last night for the second to last performance of “La Traviata.” Verona’s gracious architecture, the vast Piazza Bra with its imposing amphitheater lit up for the summer opera program fills you up with excitement […]

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