La Traviata: A Review

La Traviata is the  finale of the Vancouver Opera’s 2010-2011 Season and I was invited to blog the opera on opening night on 30 April 2011. I happily accepted and I loved the experience.
In the first two acts before the intermission we meet Violetta and Alfredo, the star crossed lovers. For three months they are […] . . . → Read More: La Traviata: A Review

Vancouver Opera: La Traviata

Tonight I am going to the opera and I get to be one of the bloggers on display. I am looking forward to the spectacle of the dresses, drama and of course the singing. I love opera and if I had the guts and voice for it, it might be something I would have done […] . . . → Read More: Vancouver Opera: La Traviata

Practice Makes Perfect: I Need A Little Faith

I am part of my church choir. In fact as the past choir director and organist gets older I am taking on more and more of the administrative and musical directing of the choir.  This is scary for a few reasons, the first being my absolute inability to play the piano.
Most of the time my […] . . . → Read More: Practice Makes Perfect: I Need A Little Faith

If You Like to Talk to Tomatoes

At our house there is almost always some sort of music on at least in the background.  We sing out loud and proud and Aidan is no different.  Luckily he seems to be (so far) taking after me in the vocal department and after his father in the rhythm department.
We play all kinds of music […] . . . → Read More: If You Like to Talk to Tomatoes