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Cecil Beaton’s costume designs for the 1960s Metropolitan Opera’s production of Puccini’s Turandot [1/2]

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i hope that, wherever my hair ties go, they’re happy. that’s all that matters


It all makes sense!

ha egyszer csak el tűnik a hajgumim, akkor tuti a szőnyeg alá tette a macska, és biztos benne hogy ravasz volt és jó a terve

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Cecil Beaton’s costume designs for the 1960s Metropolitan Opera’s production of Puccini’s Turandot [2/2]

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Ah, giacchè son tradito… Son reo, l’error confesso from Mozart’s Mitridate, sung by Nathalie Stutzmann.

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Called the “City of 1001 Churches,” Ani stood on various trade routes and its many religious buildings, palaces, and fortifications were amongst the most technically and artistically advanced structures in the world.

At its height, Ani had a population of 100,000–200,000 people and was the rival of Constantinople, Baghdad and Damascus. Long ago renowned for its splendor and magnificence, Ani was abandoned and largely forgotten following the earthquake of 1319.

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Claude Debussy flying a kite with a friend.


Claude Debussy flying a kite with a friend.

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pugs are cute until you remember humans are breeding a type of dog that commonly suffers from a plethora of frequent and significant health issues and an inability to breathe properly and is basically just destined to a life of pain

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The Rape of Lucretia (dir. David McVicar, Aldeburgh 2001 / Opus Arte DVD 2013).

Last year’s Opus Arte DVD/Blu-Ray release of The Rape of Lucretia starring Sarah Connolly and Christopher Maltman has been recognized by Diapason magazine with the “Diapason d’Or,” an honor “broadly equivalent to ‘Editor’s Choice’, ‘Disc of the Month’ in the British Gramophone magazine” according to Wikipedia.

The recognition is a nice pat on the back for Sarah Connolly, who campaigned for years to get the video recording of this 2001 production released on DVD. Here is what she said about the disc in her Opera Lively interview in January of this year:

I’m very proud of The Rape of Lucretia as well, that has just come out, which again I managed to dig out of the archives; it was lost for twelve years. Opus Arte very kindly took the video and re-released it, while it was never for sale. It would have been forgotten. So, I worked very hard getting signatures to release that, and writing to singers and asking, “How much money would you be prepared to take in royalties?” It took ten years to get that sold.

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