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Friday Treat: “Carmen” Commotion

22, 2011

How about a bullfight for your Friday morning? Watch this video of “Les voici” from a production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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Giulietta Simionato, born May 12, 1910

4, 2010

Giulietta Simionato died earlier today in Rome-aged 99. May 5,  2010 The Italian mezzo-soprano Giulietta Simionato celebrates her 100th birthday next week. A few months ago she was peppy and energetic on an Italian TV program-she even sang.  Sadly, my buddy Alessandro phoned yesterday to report that she took a bad turn last week and [...]