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   George Bernard Shaw called Rossini “the supreme master of clap-trap.”   Rossini wrote of Wagner: “He has great moments, and dull quarter hours.”   No live opera or Met opera this weekend.  We took solace in the DVD.  First a life of Rossini and then, in anticipation of the Met broadcast, a cheap DVD of Le Comte Ory.  I needed music and alcohol to assuage the soul. (more…)

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