First rate production of the opera Puccini considered his best. We both loved it. And I love being on the west coast, which means I get to see it live in the morning. Opera for breakfast! It doesn't get any better.
This was the 100th anniversary of its opening. A worthy celebration.
Next up, Nixon In China, in early Feb, can't wait. Opera for breakfast!
Charles Deemer teaches screenwriting at Portland State University. He is a playwright, novelist, screenwriter, and pioneer in hyperdrama. He was the editor of Oregon Literary Review and the artistic director of Small Screen Video.
"Having written almost daily for over 40 years, I can say that writing is not a job or a vocation or a profession--it is an existence. It is a way of being in the world."
"Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, by the people and for the people, but a government of Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street." Mary Ellen Lease, 1890
"All humanity's troubles come from not knowing how to sit still in one room," - Blaise Pascal.