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A place behind the sun

How better to launch this week’s general interest discussion than with a video of Joyce DiDonato singing “Over the Rainbow” at the Last Night of the Proms?

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  • aulus agerius says:

    James Valenti is appearing in Don Carlo again (this time in Italian) in Austin in November. Michael Chioldi about whom I have heard good things sings Rodrigo. If I were still down in that neck of the woods I would go to this.

  • aulus agerius says:

    Manhattan School of Music is performing The Mother of Us All December 11&15. I would LOVE to see this opera again. Does MSM put on a good show? Would it be worth a train ride up to NYC?

  • WindyCityOperaman says:

    Born on this day in 1885 conductor and composer Vittorio Gui

    Born on this day in 1896 tenor (and later, priest) José Mojica

    Born on this day composer and administrator Rolf Liebermann

    Born on this day composer and conductor Lehman Engel

    Born on this day in 1919 writer and lecturer Deryck Cooke

    Happy 78th birthday tenor Toni Krämer

    Happy 63rd birthday tenor Raúl Giménez