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“Something great in itself”

katharinaNow we have considered the three “winners” in the Tristan video competition, let’s turn to the also-rans, or, to be more optimistic, the runners up.  Read more »

A life with a hero

By some quirk of fate, I tend to hear about the deaths of many operatic legends via radio news while out driving.  This again proved the case with Canadian tenor Jon Vickers, who passed away on June 10.  Previous experience with the demise of Luciano Pavarotti, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Renata Tebaldi has taught me that it’s best to table my immediate itinerary, steer the car out of traffic and let the tears flow.   Read more »