Thursday, July 31, 2008
I’ll be meeting blogger Alan Ilagan in Albany for lunch on Friday before heading further west to Cooperstown, NY for my annual weekend at the Glimmerglass Opera festival. The program this summer is built around works based on Shakespeare:
Bellini’s I Capuletti ed I Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) based on the Italian sources Shakespeare used for Romeo and Juliet;
Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot (Love Banned) based on Measure for Measure;
Cole Porter’s musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate based on The Taming of the Shrew;
Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar in Egypt) which has in common with Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar only that Caesar appears in both;
and a concert performance of the complete incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Felix Mendelssohn, including the solo songs and chorus numbers.
I’ll be back Sunday night—have a great mid-summer weekend!
The Wit and Wisdom of George W. Bush
I mean, there needs to be a wholesale effort against racial profiling, which is illiterate children
I envy you that you get to see these atypicals; out here we only get the old war-horses.