Monthly Archives: December 2016

My Opera Review of 2016

My Opera Year in review 2016: And this is my final post of the year. (WARNING… MY POST IS EXTREMELY LONG, probably more longer than Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg!   ) What makes Opera so special to all of … Continue reading

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Remembering the artists that passed away in 2016

2016 is about to end… and as a tradition in this blog, we will remember here the many famous people that passed away in the year…and because of the year…this year’s list will be long: Nikolaus Harnoncourt Pierre Boulez George … Continue reading

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Sir Bryn Terfel!!!!!!

It this final day of the year, it made me very happy to now the wonderful news that one of my all time favorite Opera Artists, the great Bass-Baritone Bryn Terfel was  made a knight in the New Year honours … Continue reading

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Remembering classic Hollywood Legend, Debbie Reynolds (1932 – 2016)

Unfortunately, Hollywood legend, Debbie Reynolds passed away, one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher. Yes, all years have good things and bad things but….I don’t remember such a tragic year of so many deaths of so many icons like 2016. … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Birthday, Piotr Beczala!

Today, December 28, and we are almost at the end of the year…. it is the Birthday of one of our all time favorite and most beloved Tenors…. the fabulous Piotr Beczala!!!   And his Birthday today is very special … Continue reading

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Princess Leia forever, May the Force be With you, Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

2016… what an awful, awful year, like we didn’t have enough with the passing of George Michael… I just returned home and saw the heartbreaking news that we now lost our unforgettable Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher. The Original Star Wars … Continue reading

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Remembering George Michael (1963-2016)

2016 was a terrible, horrible year for the world of music….. 2016 is probably the worst year for the music world in modern music. In this year, the music lost so many wonderful singers and musicians of all different kinds … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol, By Charles Dickens

  My all time favorite book of this season is of course, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and I highly recommend to read the book (besides of watching the many beautiful film adaptations, including also a ballet based in … Continue reading

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Ludwig van Beethoven, Birthday Anniversary

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” “Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.” Ludwig van Beethoven   December 16 (or 17 in other … Continue reading

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, death Anniversary

5 December 1791 one of the greatest composers of history of music passed away….. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, at age 35. The world lost one of the greatest geniuses in history of music. Along with Ludwig van Beethoven, Mozart is the … Continue reading

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