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Lost loves: those consummated and still loved; those loved but never consummated; those consummated for a fleeting moment that lingers in memories of pleasure; those lost never to return;  until maybe the deathbed?  Or a return from travels east?   How many people can one love in a life-time or even at once?  There are at least two from Quebec. (more…)

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We met as usual at the movie house on Schoolhouse Road to watch the MET live broadcast–today it was Borodin’s opera Prince Igor, a tale of a 12th century Russian prince who looses his men and honor in war against the Polovetsians.  “Is it possible that 100 years after the start of the Great War, yet another great European war is beginning?” (more…)

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Renée Fleming, left, in the title role and Dolora Zajick as Ježibaba, in Dvorák’s fairy-tale "Rusalka," the first opera

Three of us went today to the movie theater on Schoolhouse Road in Coquitlam, east of Vancouver, to watch the Met Opera broadcast of Rusalka.   Here  is a brief report on the event. (more…)

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Old men still love, although we seldom succeed.  That is the inevitable message of today’s Met HD broadcast of Verdi’s Falstaff.  I reflected all the opera on this year’s affair now gone to Quebec, maybe to return next year?  How can age impede the impulses of the young? (more…)

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Autumn has come when the Met Opera live begins.  On a sunny day in Coquitlam we watched the first live on HDTV broadcast of Eugene Onegin.  A wonderful performance to begin the opera season. (more…)

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You know that summer is coming when you spend a rainy day in the movie house in Coquitlam watching the final Met Opera production of the season, and you walk out infused with music and fun to go to Wendy’s for a spicy chicken burger and a baked potatoes and you all three can talk of nothing else. (more…)

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Yesterday we saw Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini from the Met Opera via the movie screen of the local movie house.  A magnificent production not seen in the past 27 years.  In particular, the sets and costumes awed us to silence; quite the most beautiful costumes of this season.  Plus the singing of Eva-Marie Westbroek; here are some web-praise of her and the production: (more…)

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