Monday, April 20, 2020

Day ?? Of the Quarantine. Nothing to do. House is clean. Cold rain keeps us inside. Boredom solved by watching one of our favorite operas Rossini’s Barber of Seville on our big screen TV. Especially enjoyed the buffo aria "La calunnia e un venticello" sung by the cynical music teacher, Don Basilio. It starts out slowly and softly but he soon becomes out of control and the song ends up in a tumultuous explosion of voice and lyrics, referred to as “Rossini crescendo.” Also enjoyed the amazing patter songs, always leaving us wondering “how do they do that.” 
It’s time to rummage through the freezer and food cabinets to choose dinner.

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