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Bob Bernard's Corner: Don Juan in (and out of) Hell

Bob Bernard's Corner: Don Juan in (and out of) Hell

The early, operatic, and later romantic life of the legendary libertine.

Friday, October 7, 2016/Author: Thomas Lady/Number of views (1582)/Comments (0)/
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Bob Bernard's Corner: The Death of Macbeth

Bob Bernard's Corner: The Death of Macbeth

or: Dying with Dignity

Shakespeare gave short shrift to Macbeth at the moment of death. Verdi takes care of that.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016/Author: Thomas Lady/Number of views (1731)/Comments (0)/
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Bob Bernard's Corner: Leap of Faith

Bob Bernard's Corner: Leap of Faith

It's all about the bouncing Tosca.

LA Opera's revival of Tosca next season (April 2017) evokes memories of the Leap.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016/Author: Thomas Lady/Number of views (2353)/Comments (0)/
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Bob Bernard's Corner: All Alone, With a Telephone

Bob Bernard's Corner: All Alone, With a Telephone

Poulenc's La Voix Humaine with Soprano Suzan Hanson

“In the tangled networks of a great city, the telephone is the unseen link between a million lives… it is the servant of our common needs, the confidante of our inmost secrets… life and happiness wait upon its ring… and horror… and loneliness… and… death.”

Saturday, March 26, 2016/Author: Judy Lieb/Number of views (2537)/Comments (0)/
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