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Chicken Flautas and Mozart

March 15, 2017
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Mexican Entree CHICKEN FLAUTAS INGREDIENTS 4 chicken breasts 2 garlic cloves 1 small onion 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (4 cups more later) ¼ teaspoon cumin ¼ pound queso fresco or feta cheese ½ cup salsa…

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A Night at the Opera

November 15, 2016
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My wife always complains we don’t do enough things to expand our cultural awareness. Somehow she does not consider The Big Bang Theory enough of an expansion – I keep telling her she’d learn some…

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Kathy’s Points to Remember

February 13, 2016
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To Sing or Not to Sing Chances are very good that nobody except your mother wants to hear you sing karaoke. It is best not to sing opera arias during a formal dinner party. Everyone…

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HumorOutcasts Radio – Interview with Kathy Minicozzi

November 13, 2015
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This week, Kathy Minicozzi was my guest on Humoroutcasts Radio. Not only did we talk about her training for the opera and her love of the opera, but she also gave us a sample of…

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Spotlight on Kathy Minicozzi – Author of “OPERA For People Who Don’t Like It”

November 8, 2015
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    Excerpt   INTRODUCTION: Singing Opera and Writing Funny I am weird, but not dangerous. Okay, maybe I’m dangerous when I’m on a stepladder trying to install a window shade. Other than that, I…

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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

August 3, 2014
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Stage Directors The average opera has several principal singers, a few comprimario singers (opera speak for bit players), a chorus and sometimes dancers. Some supernumeraries might also be hired to carry big stuff, sit or…

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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

July 23, 2014
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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

Conductor, noun (kǝn dǝk tǝr): A musician who plays no instrument, yet always gets top billing. Train Wreck, noun (trān rek): In ensemble music, the condition that results when one of the players or singers…

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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

June 22, 2014
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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

Baritones and Basses Baritones are the sex gods of the opera world.* A baritone voice and hot looks seem to go together. The irony is that baritones, the hottest guys on the opera stage, are…

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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

May 18, 2014
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This is going to be long. There is just too much here to laugh at: Sopranos and Mezzo-Sopranos I used to have a wonderful vocal coach who, when she heard me say something that she…

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Tenors and Bullets

May 13, 2014
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This is a true story. I am not making it up. I was there, and I saw the whole thing. The opera was Puccini’s Tosca, produced by The Israel National Opera in their home theater,…

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