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ROSSINIANA #2

Feb 14, 2012 8:38:00 AM
By BLO Staff

“I love Italian opera- it’s so reckless. Damn Wagner , and his bellowings at Fate and Death. Damn Debussy, and his adverted face I like the Italians like Rossini  who run all on impulse, don’t care a damn about their immortal souls, and don’t worry about the ultimate."
                                             D H Lawrence   (1913)

"I have cried three times in my life: once at the fiasco of the opening night of Barber; the second when I heard  Patti sing for the first time and once when I, while on a picnic cruise, inadvertently  tipped a truffle-stuffed turkey into Lake Como."                                                                               
                                             Rossini

Topics: General Opera, John Conklin, Rossini, The Barber of Seville

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