So as I mentioned earlier this week, today is 24 Hour Comics Day, but I was invited to a couple of lovely get-togethers, so it was a no-go for me… maybe next year! Also this week, we had the first two live streams of Wagner‘s Ring Cycle from the Royal Opera House courtesy of BBC Radio 3; those are still available here for a few more days, so go ahead and catch up before the next installments.
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There’s a new opera up on BBC Radio 3 now too: Verdi‘s penultimate opera, Otello. 2013 marks the bicentennial of the births of Verdi and Wagner, so they’re being feted in opera houses all over the world this season. I thought I’d mix it up a bit with a French translation of Ave Maria, the song Desdemona sings before going to bed/getting killed, sung by Martha Angelici, a Corsican soprano with a big career in France.
Seems like all the good “good night” arias are basically prayers, huh : P