Me and My Operas…

Since I am mostly bed bound, I have been doing lots of reading (thank you, Kindle – “real” books are too heavy for my poor weak hands). I have also been listening to music – all kinds, but did something different which can only be done if you have the time. I have a “squeeze box” and it allows me to listen to music in bed. I have always loved operas, and now, with all the time in the world, I am listening to them while following the libretto.

Here is an aria of one of my favorites, and now that I know exactly what they are saying, it means much, much more.

I am posting these in Facebook, and I’ll repost them here for those unfortunate ones who are not there 😉

About martisima

After over 50 years of teaching literature to undergraduate and graduate students, I feel I have earned my retirement (it happened when I was 72, five years ago). I do miss the classroom, however, but not the meetings and all other requirements of the profession. I love teaching, and wish I could still do it. But now I read for pleasure, and watch films, and listen to all kinds of music (no TV, though). I love to travel, and hope I can resume doing it soon. I need to get over my health issues caused by thyroid surgery three years ago!
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2 Responses to Me and My Operas…

  1. Esther N Elstun says:

    Thanks for your new post, Martha! I enjoy operas, too, and always include at least one in my design-it-yourself series at the Center for the Arts. This season it’s Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus in early December, and I’m looking forward to it very much. Love and hugs, Esther

  2. anna says:

    I love opera – I grew up on the William Tell Overture and Hank Williams Sr- enjoy

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