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Defying gravitas

There is a rich history of sung constitutions. During the French Revolution, when the new Republic was changing constitutions every couple of years, men of letters created pastiches, comprised of the most popular opera arias of the day, which presented and commented upon these founding documents. Read more »

Ladies’ Quadrille

It is much to be regretted that song recitalists stick to the tried, the true, the excessively familiar when the repertory of song is so vast, so full of treasures ready for the light. It is delightful when a dusty wing of the mansion of song is opened up for inspection and a guided tour by sympathetic and gracious guides.  Read more »