23. January 2008 · Comments Off on Doulbe Threat · Categories: Links, Reviews

Yeah. I know. Typo.

At first I read it as Doable Threat. Heh.

But the Metro didn’t catch they typo in this review. (Look below the photo of Joseph Silverstein.) Just kind of funny!

Nice review, though! :-)

Dan and I are going to the entire San Francisco Opera season next year! I’m thrilled. Delighted. Excited. Jazzed. You name it ….

It’s time. I’ve been in this biz since 1975. Up until these past few years we’ve not attended many concerts at all. We were poor. Then we had kids. And with the San Jose Symphony (RIP) schedule and Opera San José doing twice as many performances (smaller hall) as we are now, there really was very little opportunity. Now we can finally go.

Of course I’m earning a lot less because opera cut back on shows. And we have this kiddo in college. And a daughter getting married.

But what is money anyway … right?! (And this purchase counts as gifts for Christmas, birthdays, maybe even Groundhog Day …?)

I’m just so ecstatic that we can do this and there are ten … count ’em … ten …

Simon Boccanegra
The Bonesetter’s Daughter
Die Tote Stadt
Idomeneo
Boris Godunov
The Elixir of Love
La Bohème
Tosca
Porgy and Bess
La Traviata

operas to attend and isn’t that just totally cool or what?!

23. January 2008 · Comments Off on Classical Music and the Crass and Ignorant World of Rock ’n’ Roll · Categories: Links

Heh. Get your attention at all? I’m guessing that the person giving the lecture will get the attention of at least a few. It’s an attention-getter. And of course he doesn’t really mean it. (I wouldn’t have gotten the Zappa reference though. Do any of you?) I’d go, but I’m nowhere near Winona. (Link to article)