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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Weekend at the Lake

There is one place I love always and never leaves my heart. Garda Lake! The Garda Lake sits between Lombardy and Veneto Region. One side of this “Pear-shaped” lake belongs to Lombardy (West), and one to Veneto (East). While the tippy top—of the narrower part that is nestled on the edge of the Dolomites—belongs to […]

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La Fenice: “as it was, where it was”

No Introduction Needed Teatro La Fenice—“The Phoenix”—is the opera house in Venice, Italy. It is one of “the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre“, and in the history of opera as a whole. Sadly, La Fenice gained popularity once more rather recently with yet another fire that destroyed a large part of this beautiful Opera House.  La Fenice really […]

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