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Solti Centennial

The centennial of Hungarian conductor Georg Solti arrives on October 21st.  As a Hungarian I always found it irritating that he called himself “Georg” rather than “György”.  But of course whenever I say that name aloud –and unless you’re Magyar … Continue reading

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Lotfi Mansouri: An Operatic Journey

This is a book review I wrote for the newsletter of the Toronto Wagner Society. Lotfi Mansouri: An Operatic Journey Lotfi Mansouri with Donald Arthur The grin on the cover looks the same as ever.  Can this familiar figure really … Continue reading

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