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So quick bright things come to confusion

So quick bright things come to confusion

Born on this day in 1943 soprano Elena Souliotis.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDvWrZl2ZfA Born on this day in 1779 composer and poet Thomas Moore. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeIy5OOQk-Y Born on this day in 1844 composer Léon Vasseur. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsnVs7YevOQ Born on this day in 1883 composer Riccardo Zandonai. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PCuH3hShP4 Born on this day in 1889 composer José Padilla. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=H18M_j3b0Fo Born on this day in 1904 baritone Sándor Svéd. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk9i9QI_ZoI Born on this day in 1916 conductor Nicola Rescigno. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwEd5dnrLj0 Born on this ... Read More »

“It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared”

“It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared”

Born on this day in 1911 actor Vincent Price.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3iQsw8CioQ Born on this day in 1799 composer Fromental Halévy. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlVeCb3CTsY Born on this day in 1907 soprano Lina Pagliughi. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=40Ef5gtJX9Q Happy 89th birthday composer Thea Musgrave. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-3VbWz6f_c Born on this day in 1938 soprano Elizabeth Harwood. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3X65eyWw0M Happy 72nd birthday tenor Thomas Moser. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WbHjUzzeZM Source: Music-2 Read More »

Don’t let them tame you

Don’t let them tame you

Born on this day in 1877 dancer and choreographer Isadora Duncan.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnW31RCNBQk Born on this day in 1893 composer and conductor Eugene Goossens. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGMKtN_Mk6o Happy 96th (100th?) birthday soprano Inge Borkh. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKO20rBpLoE Happy 91st birthday tenor and conductor Herbert Handt. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeV4rUGpYGM Born on this day in 1933 baritone Kari Nurmela. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFhaYPDZ_rU Happy 79th birthday soprano Teresa Stratas. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=clMXNa7WzKc Also Happy 79th birthday composer William Bolcom. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdNYZDMxwKc Source: Music-2 Read More »

The No-Phone Selfie | How to Draw Self-Portraits in the Easiest Way

The No-Phone Selfie | How to Draw Self-Portraits in the Easiest Way

You can read more about the Big Picture #Art Project and upload your drawing here. Sophie Babeanu and I designed the no-phone selfie activity for Culture Days last year. Culture Days is a pan-Canadian weekend in October where many studios, galleries, artists and performers offer free activities to the public. We were looking at ways to make it easy for participants who are new to drawing to make a self-portrait. Our activity was a great ... Read More »

I won’t dance, don’t ask me

I won’t dance, don’t ask me

After some recent excursions into lesser-known operas by Hasse, Vivaldi and Cavalli, “Trove Thursday” returns to the tried and true but with an intriguing cast: a live Un Ballo in Maschera featuring Jon Vickers, Amy Shuard, Lucia Popp, Shirley Verrett and Peter Glossop conducted by István Kertész.  Ballo has always been a hard work to love; for example, I much prefer the Verdi works written before and after it—Simon Boccanegra (admittedly in its later, revised ... Read More »

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