April 1, 2004
Unable to post, my server was down until just now.
APRIL FOOL POSTING
The names used in this "Fun" posting, are members of various opera
forums. I would hope that no one would be offended by this moment
of silliness, because no offence was intended?
Denver: Brian Harrison (t) U.S. Bellini: "I Puritani" Mile-high
Denver, Apr. 1, 2003: (Harrison sang the highest note ever
performed in public; high c above c² + 1 mile). Next year Harrison
plans to travel to Leadville, Colorado, with an elevation of 10,152
feet above sea level, he hopes to set an even higher record. (Good
Luck, take oxygen with you) wlonis
Director: The Grand Italian Opera Company announces the appointment
of Maestro William F. Ramsay, Interamente intorno al tipo piacevole,
(All around nice guy) as the new Artistic Director. The position
has an annual salary of 1,355 Billion lire.
NOLRC: National Organization of Living Room Conductors: Alan
Margolies (living/room/con) the national spokesperson for LOLRC,
recently set a personnel milestone by conducting all nine Beethoven
symphonies, from his living room, in just under 8 hours. His
previous attempt was 26 hours; (the needle had stuck during the
second movement of the 3rd symphony, and his wife was out of town
visiting her sick brother, therefore, there was no one available to
help with this problem, until his wife arrived home the following
morning). Subsequently, Margolies has created the position of
Assistant Living Room Conductors (ALRC). He appointed his wife as
the very first ALRC, a lifetime appointment. The only qualification
to becoming a ALRC, is that the ALRC must be in attendance during
all home performances. For membership in either organization call 1-
DÉBUT & PREMIER
MET: New production, world premier: Seth Davis (bs) [Latrine
Lawyer] "The Trials of O. J. Simpson" (A comedy in 3 acts) (2004).
MET: Susi Schneider (s) Puccini: [Sour Angelica] "Sour Angelica"
MET: Dan Richards (t) [1st man]; Lenny Goran (bs); [2nd man]; Jerry
Braunstein (bs) [3rd man]; "Three Grumpy Old Men" by Rockmanyknock
HELD OVER FROM LAST YEAR
HISTORIC RECORDING FOR SALE
Rare Caruso Recording: Victrola Red Seal: 12 inch 78-rpm, Puccini:
Turandot `Nessun dorma' guaranteed to have never been played on any
phonograph. (Comes with a certificate of authenticity)
The only acoustic recording made of this aria by Enrico Caruso.
Starting bid $500.00;
Very easy question. How many operas did Donizetti compose? (10)
Name them in order (10) And for an additional (25) points, their
cast and premier dates. No peeking!
Have a great opera day!