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“Maria Stuarda” at the Met (12.31.12)

Sunday, January 6th, 2013 No Commented
Categorized Under: music, New York City, opera, theater

“Maria Stuarda”: the Metropolitan Opera’s New Year’s Eve Gala 2012 a very informal non-review by Pauline Park Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda” was chosen for the New Year’s Eve gala at the Metropolitan Opera for the first time on 31 December 2012; it was a rather disappointing experience, I regret to say. The basic problem is that “Maria Stuarda” [...]

Drama Queen

Saturday, January 29th, 2011 No Commented
Categorized Under: arts and culture, theater

Links to some of my favorite dramas on television and film. Brideshead Revisited (ITV, 1983) Brideshead Revisited Episode 1 PART 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD0nrC-vfaY Brideshead Revisited Episode 1 PART 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1S3LBDT3vk&feature=related Brideshead Revisited Episode 1 PART 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVSKlsIaoWY&feature=related Brideshead Revisited Episode 1 PART 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YehY-9B_p2M&feature=related Brideshead Revisited Episode 1 PART 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P6W7txlEtA&feature=related Brideshead Revisited Episode 1 PART [...]

25 things about me

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 4 Commented
Categorized Under: arts and culture, LGBT, music, nature, New York City, opera, Politics, Religion, spirituality, theater

One of my favorite places on earth: Frying Pan Creek in Mt. Rainier National Park… Awhile back, a friend of mine suggested I do ’25 Things’ on Facebook, but I was a little reluctant to do that application on Facebook (too much like a chain letter), so I’m doing it my own way, here on [...]

The Met’s New Season: Warhorses to Operatic Rarities

Thursday, October 1st, 2009 No Commented
Categorized Under: arts and culture, music, New York City, opera, theater

Renée Fleming in Rossini’s “Armida” The Metropolitan Opera’s 2009-10 season is anything if not eclectic, representing a judicious mix of old warhorses and operatic rarities. The new season will feature eight new productions – four of which are being billed as “company premieres” – and 18 revivals. Among the “tried and true” are new productions [...]

Thunder Above: a new play on queer Asian American themes

Friday, September 11th, 2009 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, queer API, theater

Rey Lucas as Hector, Jon Norman Schneider as Gil and Maureen Sebastian as Theresa in “Thunder Above, Deeps Below” On Tuesday, I saw “Thunder Above, Deeps Below,” a new play by A. Rey Pamatmat (a gay Filipino American friend of mine), and it’s being staged by Second Generation, one of the leading Asian American theater [...]