Category Archives: music

Looking Back at 2016

I can only look back at 2016 along two different tracks, as it were. One involves my personal situation, and turned out quite positive. I finally, officially, disconnected myself from the Republic of Austria early in the year and got … Continue reading

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Innsbruck, I’m Movin’ Out

My regular readers know that I tend to not to get too personal in my posts, even though the rare times when I do so seem to generate the largest direct responses (on social media, at least). But I need … Continue reading

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Gounod “Funeral March of a Marionette”

I haven’t vanished in an alpine crevasse, I’ve simply been busy singing! The business has been part rehearsals, part teaching, and part working on some things for the future. The rehearsals have led me to a small musical discovery, in … Continue reading

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Weekend Mountain Blogging

Hohenwerfen Castle, from a train window.  I’ve been to this pile of rocks a couple of times in the past, when I lived somewhat closer to it. The last time was by invitation of a colleague on her birthday —  … Continue reading

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Cybertouring Austria 4

Installment 4 of “Top Ten of the Top Five” comes from Carly, an Australian in Vienna (and who, incidentally, loves Tirol).

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Cybertouring Austria 3

KC Blau shares with us a few of her favorite (Austrian) things.

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What I have been doing lately

Three blitzschnell appearances and all of two syllables of singing from me in this short video from ATV (the Rosenkavalier segment begins exactly 11 minutes in), alles auf deutsch but enjoy the sets and costumes.  

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On Gratitude and Amazement

This weekend I jumped in for a sick friend, who could not sing a scheduled concert performance of Mozart’s Requiem. I will admit right up front that I wasn’t expecting much in the way of musical fulfillment or anything; the … Continue reading

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The Glamourous Life Revisited

(Bitte scrollen Sie nach unten für die deutsche Fassung) Oh, the life of a performing artist. You want to succeed. You want to give your very best and, when your best isn’t enough, you try to dig deep into yourself … Continue reading

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La Wally

Finally got a copy of this recently, finally watching it today. To be honest, I put it off for a while until I worked up enough nerve to listen to — and watch — myself.  Afra’s a supporting  role but … Continue reading

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