Category Archives: theater

Discovering Curt Bois

We happened to be surfing around TV stations this evening and stumbled over a 1980s comedy series called Kir Royale, which had been filmed in Munich. Tonight’s episode was “Adieu Claire”, about a fictitious famous composer named Friedrich Danziger, very … 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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Oedenburg Castle, Bavaria

Not far from the Ammersee in southern Bavaria lies a hill upon which the ruins of Oedenburg Castle are found. It was a small hilltop fortress, mostly a tower judging from the size of the hill. I have been looking … Continue reading

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You Have To Hear Yourself With The Ears Of Your Enemies.

(Photo from EddaMoser.com ) Even if you have never heard of the German soprano Edda Moser (and that’s OK;  I don’t really keep track of sopranos myself, and I’m in the business), if you are a singer you really should … Continue reading

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Susanne Lothar

Have you seen the 2006 German film “The Lives of Others”? (Original title: Das Leben der Anderen) You may recall the wonderful actor Ulrich Mühe, who played the conflicted Stasi agent, and who died of cancer in 2007, just after … Continue reading

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Anna Letenská

Anna Letenská was a celebrated Czech stage and film actress, best known for her comedy roles in the 1930s and 40s. Her second husband, architect Vladislav Čaloun, had ties to the Czech resistance movement. In 1942, when Nazi local boss … Continue reading

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>Ruins

>There’s a blog called After The Final Curtain, by photographer Matt Lambros, dedicated to the documentation of old abandoned movie theaters and news of restorations. The photographs are awesome. Closer to home: in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, a group of private citizens … Continue reading

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>Thank You Wikipedia

>…for bringing the actor Ira Aldridge to my attention. I admit I had never heard of him, nor thought possible what he accomplished during his lifetime, and that’s a shame.

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>Panned!

> Last week the reviews came out for our most recent opening night, and man, were they bad! One, in fact, was so bad that I think it may even work as conceptual performance art — to have someone recite … Continue reading

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