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RIP to the Italian Diva Magda Olivero 1910-2014

Driving home from work today, listening to NPR, I heard the announcement of the death of Magda Olivero, an Italian opera singer who was 104 years old. Her style embraced a mega vibrato combined with a powerful breath control which allowed “Olivero … Continue reading

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The right aria

The school day today was filled with issues that ushered in bunches of low morale. A union meeting after school revealed new and some unresolved problems. I was not in a good mood. On the drive home from school, there was … Continue reading

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“All is finished”

Violetta, a prostitute, after having fallen in love with Alfredo and given up her “work,” is pressured by Alfredo’s father to break up her relationship because Alfredo’s sister cannot make a good marriage because of Violetta’s reputation. She reluctantly does … Continue reading

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