Correspondence with Tom and Bob

November, 2005 Hi Bill: I love your new opera “Warhorses” site!! Excellent idea, and you, a true scholar on the idiom, are more than qualified to do it!! We’ll talk more at dinner before Parsifal which I will see this weekend!! Meanwhile, I’ll see L A Opera’s Tosca with Samuel Ramey as my hero Baron […]

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Year of the Butterfly: More Robert Wilson in L. A.

One of the objectives of this website is to honor masterpieces of the standard operatic repertory. To further this objective, I will devote special attention to operas during the year of the 50th anniversary of my first performance of each opera. I attended four operas in 1956 presented by the San Francisco Opera on its […]

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Happy Birthday, Wolfgang: We Miss Your “Falstaff”

Happy birthday, Wolfgang. Today is the 250th anniversary of your birth, and October 25th of this year is the 50th anniversary of my first time experiencing a live performance of one of your operas (Cosi Fan Tutte) with a wonderful Mozartean cast of Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Nell Rankin, Patrice Munsel, Richard Lewis, Frank Guarrera and Lorenzo […]

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