Month: October 2013

La fille du régiment at Seattle Opera

La fille du régiment at Seattle Opera

Seattle Opera kicked off its 50th season with Donizetti’s La fille du régiment. It seemed like a strange choice to me, because, well, it is not the best opera. In fact, it almost doesn’t seem like opera. It reminded me more of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance than a comedic bel canto like Così…

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What I Felt

What I Felt

I was listening to Nils Frahm’s album Felt while washing dishes when I was overcome by the most powerful sadness. It was a good day. The whole family was together, shopping for ski season and checking out books from the library; I picked up Outside magazine’s special life-hacking issue “127 Strategies for Living Bravely.” We…

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