Tag Archives: Opera

The Flashing

With the latest flashing by Chorus Niagara singing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus at the Welland Seaway Mall (watch here), I’m reminded how much people take pleasure in witnessing and producing these spontaneous performances. The pleasure of the spectacle.  The pleasure in watching … Continue reading

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Mysteries of the Macabre

Watch and be amused with me.  WARNING: Some may find certain sounds offensive. Here is a clip from the Berlin Philharmonic’s performance of György Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre (1991) with Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan and Sir Simon Rattle conducting. … Continue reading

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I Hearto Wenarto

The pleasure in watching others take pleasure in opera. Not really sure why (and this isn’t quite exactly how it happened), but when I awoke from my post-Thanksgiving slumber I found myself asking, “Do I really love opera?” After deep … Continue reading

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