Monday, December 1, 2008

While You Were Out

Now that we've recovered from our weekend long tryptophan haze, returned from the malls relatively unscathed on Black Friday, spent much of the morning wrapping up our holiday shopping on Cyber Monday, it is time to look at all the good and bad that happened over the extended weekend:

- Gerard Mortier is no longer unemployed, having landed the top spot at Madrid's Teatro Real.

- A strike threatens the opening of La Scala later this week. San Diego Opera/Aria Serious friend, Ferruccio "Ace of Bass" Furlanetto, is scheduled to sing (or not sing) King Phillip in Don Carlo. The Italian government is attempting to intervene.

- Jorn Utzon, the Danish designer who designed the Sydney Opera House has died at age 90, having never seen the iconic building completed.

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