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Mozart's The Magic Flute and The Queen of The Night's Aria: The musical spark that ignited my fiery passion (ChicagoNow's Evening Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXVII)

Mozart's The Magic Flute and The Queen of The Night's Aria: The musical spark that ignited my fiery passion (ChicagoNow's Evening Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXVII)
A woman with wide eyes is staring immovably forward, the look of a pig to slaughter in her visage. The camera quickly pans around and focuses on an older, pale women whose eyes show no fear, only icy vengeance. As the song progresses, the woman is transformed into a literal monster, a grim spectre out... Read more »

The Beauty of Opera: The Passion of My Lifetime and My Love of The Lyric Opera of Chicago

The Beauty of Opera: The Passion of My Lifetime and My Love of The Lyric Opera of Chicago
When I was ten years old, I had an epiphany. I was walking through the local library, quietly minding my own business, my mind swirling with all the complicated and complex philosophical questions a ten year old has, such as “Will my mother leave me in the supermarket?” or “What are these red things on... Read more »