Category Archives: Notre Dame

HANDEL’S AGRIPPINA

Joyce DiDonato, in the title role, was dressed for a funeral, and conductor Harry Bicket got to play a harpsichord solo in a sleazy mob bar, but other than those and other aberrations, the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Handel’s Agrippina … Continue reading

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DOME LIGHT

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BASILICA OF THE SACRED HEART

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GROTTO-FIED

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BIG WALK ON CAMPUS

(UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME) After enjoying a delayed broadcast of the Met Opera’s Madama Butterfly at the Browning Cinema on Sunday, we three took a stroll around campus, paying particular attention to the Hayes Sculpture Park along Angela Boulevard.

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OPERATIC DAY AT NOTRE DAME

(Browning Cinema, Indiana) What better weather for an afternoon at the Met HD Live broadcast of Massenet’s tragic opera, MANON, than cold, driving rain?  None, really, and the Notre Dame campus was shrouded in mist as we trudged from the … Continue reading

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THANKS FOR ALL THE OPERAS

(University of Notre Dame, Indiana) We concluded our 2018-19 Met Opera HD Live season on Saturday by being mesmerized by Poulenc’s soul-searing opera, Dialogues des Carmélites.  We wept as the Carmelites walked singing towards the guillotine of the French Revolution, … Continue reading

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CATHEDRAL OF TREES

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NOTRE DAME FOR NOTRE DAME

WATCH: Notre Dame’s Folk Choir Records a Special Tribute to Notre Dame

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CAMPUS TOUR

(University of Notre Dame, Indiana) After enjoying Met HD Live broadcasts at the Browning Cinema in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (performingarts.nd.edu), we enjoy strolling around the campus.  Here are some highlights from last Saturday’s perambulation:

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A GOOD DAY TO BE INDIGENOUS

(Indiana) The Snite Museum of Art on the campus of the University of Notre Dame is always worth a visit, especially now through May 18 as they host an unblinking look—called Revisions/Contemporary Native Art—at those who wondered why all those … Continue reading

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CAMPUS IN WINTER

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OPERATIC DAY AT NOTRE DAME

We had a truly operatic day Saturday as the big thaw moved in and the Metropolitan Opera broadcast a live performance of Bizet’s Carmen to the Browning Cinema on the campus of the University of Notre Dame and other lesser … Continue reading

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WINTER ROBIN

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THE SNOW MUST GO ON

It was just beginning to snow as we went into the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Notre Dame Saturday to enjoy Franceso Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur with dueling sopranos, Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili.  And … Continue reading

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OPERATIC WARMTH ON A WINTRY DAY

The University of Notre Dame is not about to award us honorary degrees in music, but said university certainly rewards us with high-quality broadcasts of the Met Opera Live in HD series, beginning with our second full season at the … Continue reading

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DE-LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS

University of Notre Dame, Indiana)  After thoroughly enjoying the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Verdi’s timeless tragedy, La Traviata, at the Browning Cinema in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center with our friends Arthur and Joe, we sallied for to Costco … Continue reading

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INTERCESSORY PRAYER

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CHURCH MUSIC

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WATERS OF BAPTISM

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GAME ON!

(University of Notre Dame) We went Saturday to the home of the Fighting Irish to see Puccini’s spaghetti-western-opera, La Fanciulla del West, at the Browning Cinema, and then, after the final curtain, we took a walk around campus, and what … Continue reading

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Claricello in concert Thursday

https://sniteartmuseum.nd.edu/visit-us/events/2018/11/08/solos-and-duets-with-claricello/  

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