17. June 2008 · Comments Off on Canceled Concert · Categories: News

Vienna State Opera canceled a performance. It’s all about those scary sports folks. Really. Read about it here.

What can ya do? Frenzied football folks are frightening.

17. June 2008 · Comments Off on A New Opera … and a Recognizable Name · Categories: Links, Opera

The opera, divided into three acts and seven scenes, is a multi-national collaboration as German-born Lukas Hemleb directed the opera; Taiwan’s Gordon G.W. Chin composed music for the opera, and National Symphony Orchestra’s chief executive officer Chiu Yuan (Taiwan) wrote the script for the opera. The bright and young baritone Thomas Meglioranza from the U.S. will play Dr. Mackay, while soprano Chen Mei-ling (Taiwan) will be playing Mackay’s wife.


Hey … that’s a blogger (although I can’t get to the site at the moment) mentioned above! It’s so much fun to recognize a name from a blog I read. So yay for Thomas Meglioranza!

I got a kick out of his manager’s “management territory”. Heh. I want to have the world as my management territory too. 😉

Or maybe managing the world would be a bit much for me. Ya think?

Read online just now:

Oboes typically decline in quality after about three years (often less, depending on how much use they are put to), and most professionals buy a new one every year or two.

Really? Most professionals …?

You mean, once again, I’m different.

Okay … I really doubt most professionals replace their oboes every year or two. Who’d want to be learning a new instrument and breaking it in and all that jazz every other year anyway?

But maybe I just don’t know what it’s like to be real. I wonder.