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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

February 17, 2014
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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

DEATH, OPERATIC STYLE In most operas, somebody dies. Usually it’s the hero or the heroine, or both of them. Occasionally, someone else will get in on the act, too, not wanting to be left out…

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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

February 12, 2014
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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

Those Crazy Germans In my last lesson, I mentioned opera plots and how they are reminiscent of lurid cable TV channels that specialize in re-enacted crimes. As an example, I gave the plot of Verdi’s…

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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

February 5, 2014
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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

The Stories Opera is more than just middle-aged fat people in period costumes making funny sounds. An opera is a play, with a plot. The only differences between operas and spoken plays are: (1) operas…

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And Yet More Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

February 1, 2014
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The Men (i.e. Tenors, Baritones and Basses) Male opera singers are just as crazy as the females, and just as likely to flay you alive if you get them mad, especially at performance time. Add…

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Yet More Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

January 30, 2014
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Female Opera Singers and Other Wild Animals Most people think female opera singers look like this: Some of us look more like this: Most of us are somewhere in between: We’ve all heard the saying,…

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More Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

January 25, 2014
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More Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

In my last post, I talked about prostitutes, psychos and tuberculosis. In this one, I will discuss various violent means by which operatic characters meet their ends. Some of these would make the ID Channel…

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Opera For People Who Don’t Like It

January 18, 2014
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It has come to my attention that there are people who don’t like opera. My opinion is that we all have a right to dislike whatever we feel like disliking because we have free will,…

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Rich White U.S. Boomers Shown to be Most Repulsive Creatures in Universe

November 21, 2013
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Rich White U.S. Boomers Shown to be Most Repulsive Creatures in Universe

A new study by The Institute for Informed Discrimination has determined that the upper income fifty to seventy year-old heterosexual white American male is the most reviled creature in the universe. This is the first…

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How can we be lovers, if we can’t be friends?

How can we be lovers, if we can’t be friends?

Although I’m as perfect as anybody can be, I do realize that you’re going to be jealous but that’s okay, you’ve good reason to be. Having said that, I don’t have all the answers even…

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I bet Bob Seger didn’t think about that…

October 7, 2013
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If Bob Seger loved old time rock and roll so much, he should have done something other than write a “new-time” rock and roll song about it.   I would think a t-shirt would have…

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