Archive for August, 2007

The aria I heard was not from Dawn Upshaw!

August 30, 2007
1994 The Shawshank Redemption

Prisoner Tim Robbins uses the intercom system to let the inmates listen to some opera over the loudspeakers. Two women sing a duet and though the prisoners don’t know what the women are singing, it’s a liberating experience for Morgan Freeman and his fellow inmates. What they hear is the duet "Che soave zeffiretto" from Act III of The Marriage of Figaro. The recording is by Edith Mathis as Susanna and Gundula Janowitz as the Countess with the Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra conducted by Karl Böhm. Frank Darabont directed the film. Color. 142 minutes. On video.


Shawshank Redemption and Le Nozze di Figaro

August 29, 2007
This is the song that changed my life…

Since I first heard it in the film Shawshank Redemption, I could not help falling in with operas.

This is the power of music.

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How to draw the MONA LISA with MS Paint

August 9, 2007
Just another bit of talent show.

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August 9, 2007
I am always amazed by the creativity of men. The below halftime show in Korea is just one of the examples. Just a little imagination and creativity, and the world changes.

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